Q&As with Erica James
Erica James dropped by One Book Lane to talk about The Dandelion Years, why she’d make an excellent private investigator and what makes her happy. Read the full Q&A
Erica talks about her inspirations, writing routine and the two most terrifying words in the English language. Read the full Q&A
Erica shares some of her photographs of places that inspired the book Summer at the Lake. Read the full Q&A
What is your new book The Real Katie Lavender about?
Essentially the book is about identity, about knowing who you really are. In the opening chapter Katie Lavender learns that her father was not her biological father and so everything she thought she knew about herself suddenly seems completely untrue, as though she’s been living a lie. She then sets out to find her biological father to discover who she really is. Of course, that’s just the start of the novel, because once Katie locates her biological father and his family, the story unfolds in ways she couldn’t have foreseen. Read the full Q&A
What single thing might people be surprised to learn about you?
I think a lot of people would be surprised to know that I’m such a big fan of the band R.E.M. I travelled all the way to New York to see them last year. It was a very extravagant and impulsive thing to do, and I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited to get on a plane as I was that day, but it was worth every penny. Read the full Q&A