Ask Eric

Eric enjoys answering questions from his readers. Submit a question and it might even be posted here on his website.

I love hearing from my fans, especially when they ask questions and share thoughts about my books. Don’t be shy. Let me hear from you!

Brandon from Washington asks: I have a book autographed to you by the author. Do you want it back?

Eric answers: No, Brandon. You can keep it. I have lots of autographed books in my collection. I’m running out of room so I donate some of the older books to the library for resale. The library gets money to buy new books and I know that my favorites will go to people who will love them as much as I did.

Chris from Washington asks: What is your favorite kind of book to make?

Eric answers: I’m partial to story picture books, folk tales, and adventure stories. For my own reading I usually prefer history over novels and other fiction.

Fernando from Cuba asks: Do you make books about science or social studies? Are any coming soon?

Eric answers: If you enjoy books about science or social studies, I’ll recommend my friend Liz Rusch to you. Her books about current issues are the best. For myself, I prefer folktales and history. Check out my latest book, Right Side Up! These are modern retellings of old stories from Eastern Europe. I love them just as much now as when I was your age.

Jerry from ??? asks: What kind of books do you make?

Eric answers: Look me up online or in the library and you’ll see.

Danny from Maryland asks: Why do you write?

Eric answers: That’s what writers do. A lot of people talk about being writers. A lot of people want to be writers. However, very few actually ever sit down to write anything. Those are the ones I respect, whether or not they’re successful at it.

Dacian from Maryland asks: Was it hard for you to become an author?

Eric answers: Yes and No. The best way to answer your question is to say, “It was challenging.” It’s like anything else that’s worth doing. You have to put in lots of hard work and face plenty of failure and disappointment. There’s no guarantee you’ll achieve your goal. It comes down to “How badly do you want it?” I was willing to do whatever it took to become an author. I learned a lot of important lessons along the way from other writers. I worked hard to develop my skills. But I’m still working at it, trying to become a better writer with each new project. If you have a goal, go for it! Just remember that no one is going to hand it to you. Success, if it’s worth anything, has to be earned.




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