Hi guys! Joining us to talk books today is Erica Graham, a wonderful lady with a great taste in literature 😉 

 

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Hi, tell us a bit about yourself.

Hello. Thank you for having me. My name is Erica Graham. I am the author of the Talking Tales children’s series, but I am also an avid reader. I live in the US and enjoy time with my family, outdoor activities, and a good cup of tea.

 

 

What makes a book cover catch your eye? Have you got a favourite?

It is hard to pinpoint what makes a book cover catch my eye. I have great appreciation for artists who design a cover to be a piece of artwork, not just a simple image with a title and name, such as the classic covers on many of the Lord of the Rings books. However, simpler covers similar to Three, by Ted Dekker, have also drawn my eye.

 

When you’re reading a blurb, what would make you want to try that book? What would put you off?

If I read a blurb and then find myself thinking about it again 5 minutes later, I will go back and read the book. A blurb has to hook me in a few sentences and make me wonder what will happen next. If it is confusing, requiring multiple reads, or doesn’t leave me with a question, I probably will not pick the book up again.

 

What makes you love a character? Who are your favourites from the books you’ve read and why?

Though I enjoy a wide variety of characters, ones that are relatable are my favourite. I love average people who are turned hero by circumstance. A little sarcasm is always appreciated as well. I also enjoy gifted characters that have social deficits, but are strong in other areas. Some of my favourite characters range from Kitty Fairlow to Sherlock Holmes.

 

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What keeps a plot engaging, and makes you want to stick with a book/series until the end? Tell us about your favourite books!

Books that are filled with action or suspense keep me intrigued. Especially if there is a character or outcome I can root for. I find myself thinking about these books when I am not reading them and looking forward to finishing whatever I am working on so I can pick up the story again. I have been enjoying a lot of fantasy and even young adult reads lately. Some of my favourites have been The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Heirs of Power, by Kay Macleod, The Unicorn Hunter, by Del Henderson and Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones.

 

Is there anything else you’d like to share about reading?

When I was growing up, I lost my love of reading for a short time. Luckily, like many other teens I knew, my love for reading was rekindled after a friend recommended a truly addicting series, Harry Potter. I now enjoy reading various genres and firmly believe in the saying that there is no such thing as people who don’t love reading, just people who have not found the right book.

 

What an honour to be included among such brilliant authors! Thank you so much Erica.

You can find out more about Erica and her own work at-

talkingtalesbooks.com

 

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Hi, tell us a bit about yourself.

Hello. Thank you for having me. My name is Erica Graham. I am the author of the Talking Tales children’s series, but I am also an avid reader. I live in the US and enjoy time with my family, outdoor activities, and a good cup of tea.

 

Author Photo

 

What makes a book cover catch your eye? Have you got a favourite?

It is hard to pinpoint what makes a book cover catch my eye. I have great appreciation for artists who design a cover to be a piece of artwork, not just a simple image with a title and name, such as the classic covers on many of the Lord of the Rings books. However, simpler covers similar to Three, by Ted Dekker, have also drawn my eye.

 

When you’re reading a blurb, what would make you want to try that book? What would put you off?

If I read a blurb and then find myself thinking about it again 5 minutes later, I will go back and read the book. A blurb has to hook me in a few sentences and make me wonder what will happen next. If it is confusing, requiring multiple reads, or doesn’t leave me with a question, I probably will not pick the book up again.

 

What makes you love a character? Who are your favourites from the books you’ve read and why?

Though I enjoy a wide variety of characters, ones that are relatable are my favourite. I love average people who are turned hero by circumstance. A little sarcasm is always appreciated as well. I also enjoy gifted characters that have social deficits, but are strong in other areas. Some of my favourite characters range from Kitty Fairlow to Sherlock Holmes.

 

sherlock

 

What keeps a plot engaging, and makes you want to stick with a book/series until the end? Tell us about your favourite books!

Books that are filled with action or suspense keep me intrigued. Especially if there is a character or outcome I can root for. I find myself thinking about these books when I am not reading them and looking forward to finishing whatever I am working on so I can pick up the story again. I have been enjoying a lot of fantasy and even young adult reads lately. Some of my favourites have been The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Heirs of Power, by Kay Macleod, The Unicorn Hunter, by Del Henderson and Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones.

 

Is there anything else you’d like to share about reading?

When I was growing up, I lost my love of reading for a short time. Luckily, like many other teens I knew, my love for reading was rekindled after a friend recommended a truly addicting series, Harry Potter. I now enjoy reading various genres and firmly believe in the saying that there is no such thing as people who don’t love reading, just people who have not found the right book.

 

What an honour to be included among such brilliant authors! Thank you so much Erica.

You can find out more about Erica and her own work at-

talkingtalesbooks.com

 

puppy

 

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If you enjoyed this, check out my last reader interview with Helen Picca.