My hallway is currently filled with boxes of Fire & Ice: The Elementals, which recently came in the mail for my upcoming author events. I have to say that I felt bad for the UPS man as he unloaded the 50 pound boxes from his truck and proceeded to haul them toward my front door. I'm sure that he is wondering what I ordered.
During my upcoming book signing at the Sinterklaas Festival, my debut YA novel will be autographed and available for purchase. This is a wonderful holiday event that you don't want to miss! Check out the events page for more information regarding my book signing this Saturday at the Sinterklaas Festival in Rhinebeck, NY.
I was recently interviewed by Paperback Radio. If you would like to listen, click the link below!
I have finally released the Fire & Ice: The Elementals book trailer on YouTube! This is a wonderful and brief introduction to my debut YA fiction novel! I hope that you all enjoy watching it, and please be sure to give it a thumbs up!
Holiday Gifts for the Reader
Despite the bitter winds of December, I'm looking forward to the holiday season! Nothing compares to cozy socks, warm tea, and reading a good book beside the fire. However, one of my favorite things about the holiday season is shopping for Christmas gifts for my wonderful family and friends!
If you are friends with a fellow bookworm, you know very well that their wish list is mainly comprised of novels. I must admit that I'm hoping to receive a few new books as well. Even if you are not personally interested in books, it is always best to seek out the interests of the gift receiver. A book is a treasure that lasts for a lifetime. A brilliant story is worth more than what is fleeting, for the memories stay with the reader for an eternity.
Fire & Ice: The Elementals is the perfect gift for any reader this holiday season! It is a magical and page-turning tale that is appropriate and interesting for readers of every age. Find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and any of the links on this website.
Barnes & Noble Event
It has just been confirmed that I will be doing an author event/book signing on December 21st at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, NY. The event will be a 4-H fundraiser for a local library. If you are interested in attending, you can find more information on the "Events" page of my website. I would be very excited to meet each of you!
I will be posting the Fire & Ice: The Elementals book trailer on my YouTube channel sometime this weekend. After weeks of working on this video, I think that each of you are really going to enjoy it! In addition, I will soon be posting a Q&A video on our YouTube channel!
If you have any questions that are related to Fire & Ice, please submit them below!
Question of the Day: What is your favorite quote from Fire & Ice: The Elementals?
Reading vs. Writing
Writing is pure magic. It gives any person the ability to create a unique world of ink and thoughts. However, writing holds no value without the action of reading. Therefore, the reader is just as important as the writer.
The experiences of writing and reading are beautifully distinct.
Many people have asked me if I enjoy writing more than I enjoy reading. This is a very difficult question for me to answer, but the truth is that I could never decide. Both actions hold equal and steadfast importance in my life, for a writer can never be good without a love for reading. The best way to become a good writer is to lose yourself in the world of words and ink.
Although I have been very busy with marketing Fire & Ice: The Elementals, I always try to find time to read the works of other authors. I'm currently reading "The Wild Girls" by Pat Murphy. A few of my favorite authors include C.S Lewis, Rachel Hartman, and Lois Lowry.
This post is an updated version of my writing playlist. I have always found music to be a very useful tool for writing inspiration. It helps me escape the grasp of writer's block and sets the tone for the story.
Farewell to October
Not only was yesterday Halloween, but it was also my seventeenth birthday! I had such a wonderful day with my family and friends. My parents gifted me with a calligraphy set and wax letter seal. The inks are a marvelous rainbow of colors. I will have to find myself a pen pal!
(Halloweentown was literally my favorite movie.)
October is my favorite month of the year; therefore, I'm quite disappointed to see it pass. The crisp autumn air is something that I will truly miss. However, I'm looking forward to the wonderful holiday season!
I have decided to start keeping a journal again. In the past, it was hard for me to write about myself. I've spent too much time thinking about personal experiences instead of writing about them. However, I'm determined to stay dedicated this time around. I'm currently quite busy promoting my novel and writing articles for the newspaper. It has been hard to focus on anything other than Fire & Ice!
Erin Forbes is the young author of the Fire & Ice book series. When she was sixteen years old, she published the first installment in the
Follow me on social media!