My name is Erin Zarro, and I am an indie novelist, poet, and freelance editor. My debut novel, Fey Touched, was published through Turtleduck Press on August 1, 2012. Book 2, Grave Touched, was released May 1, 2015. Book 3, Ever Touched, was published this May.
I have been writing since I knew what words were, and taught myself how to type at the tender age of 7. I began writing seriously (that is, with the intent of publication) about 11 years ago. My dream has always been to write novels.
I write in a few different genres. My favorite is horror/dark fantasy and science fantasy. I’m enthralled by vampires and other otherworldly creatures (werewolves, demons, angels, etc). I’m also fascinated with alternate realms, and have used them in a few of my books already. 🙂
I also enjoy writing psychological horror and sci-fi. Sci-fi is a relatively new endeavor for me. I read S.L. Viehl’s Blade Dancer and was hooked. To date, I’ve written one full-length sci-fi novel, and have two in progress.
I actually have quite a few works-in-progress. Always a main one and a secondary; sometimes a tertiary as well. I tend to jump around alot, because my muse likes that. I get blocked on one, I can work on another. But usually, more often than not, the main project takes center stage. A few people have challenged me to write one book at one time and actually finish it. Problem is, plot bunnies abound in my mind—I get ideas from any and everything. I have a list of 18 so far, and that’s not including the older ones, or the series ideas. I figure I will be very busy.
Since I haven’t gone pro yet, I need to make a living just like everyone else. I work for a small marketing firm where I basically get yelled at a lot. As the office manager (please note the lack of capitals –it’s intentional), I do everything except payroll. It’s a decent job. I’ve been there for 16 years. I work with 2 older men, and there’s never a dull moment but—I don’t exactly want to do this for the rest of my life. It’s just not my bag, baby. The industry as a whole sucks, and I suck at the whole managerial thing. But it is a job, a paycheck, so I really shouldn’t complain. Much.
I also have a passion for photography. I discovered it in my junior year of college and fell madly in love. I have my own darkroom where I make magic happen under the eerie red glow of the safelight. I am a lover of old-school processes, b&w film, and alternate process work. If it’s different and cool, I’m there. I’ve been published in numerous journals and have had my work exhibited in 4 shows. When I’m not writing, I’m most likely tinkering on something photographic.
I do freelance editing. My rates are affordable and I never miss a deadline. 🙂
When I’m not doing any of that, I’m either reading, watching TV, screwing around on the internet, marketing my book(s), and studying French. And trying to figure out the meaning of life.
For more info, and to see my photo portfolio (forthcoming!), check out my website at http://www.erinzarro.com .