Ned Ericsson Author Interview³
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
I hadn’t actually finished a story or even a chapter until, after 25 years I started writing fanfic.
I am good friends with two other authors. We started writing original material at around the same time, bated for one another and our first works were published within three months of each other.
Ned Ericsson is not my only author pseudonym.
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
Intuitive, Direct, Chaotic
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and J.R. Barten. There are many more but I’ll just keep these three within the J’s.
4) Share your 3 favourite books
Lord of the Rings, The Lords of Hastur, The Order of the Phoenix
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
Imagination, good beta readers/editors, the Internet/Google
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
At my computer desk, and (in summer) outside on the porch or at my friend’s cottage
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
Write more than one novel a year
Write a fantasy novel
Go to a convention
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Persevere. Don`t quit
Write what you know
Join a writer’s group. Share your ideas with people you trust. Take criticism.
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
Finish one of my many w-i-p’s for each of my two personas
Publish at least one novel.
Incorporate my late mother into one of my stories
10) Tell us about your latest release
I only have one release under the pseudonym Ned Ericsson. It’s called Jeremy’s Story and it about a fifteen year old boy with HIV who, after finding his father and settling in with his new family, goes back to high school. He meets several people, some will become friends, some will not. He’ll also have to deal with peoples' prejudices.
Jeremy is a teenager with a terrible past.
He has to live with its consequences for the rest of his life.
There is hope.
He’s found a new family, a new life, and a new school.
Will he be able to find friends? Love?
Or will he let those who would judge him prevail?
Heat Rating 2, YA
Wayward Ink Publishing / Amazon CA / Amazon US /
Amazon UK / Amazon AU / Amazon DE
About the Author
After publishing several adult stories under a different name, Ned decided to reach deep down inside himself and write a story for which a younger generation, as well as the older ones, might relate. He hopes he succeeded in making people think.
Ned looks forward to writing many more stories to entertain and he hopes provoke some minds into thinking about today’s issues through their telling.
Ned lives in Canada with his husband Ken and cat Oscar Wild.