Author Tuesday Interview and Giveaway – Eric Smith



It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!

This week we are featuring an interview with Eric Smith author of Inked (see my review here). It currently has a 4 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to his interview Eric is giving away three copies of INKED, the eBook, on the winners’ choice of Nook or Kindle (INT). So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Monday, August 22, 2016.

Please provide a quick intro about yourself and your writing.

Sure! Hi! *waves* I’m Eric Smith. I’m an author, blogger, and literary agent living in Richmond, Virginia. Right now I’m in Philadelphia writing this blog post, but I’m moving in six days so… by the time this goes up, I’ll be living in a new place. Exciting!

I write humor and Young Adult books. My first humor book came out back in 2013, The Geek’s Guide to Dating (Quirk Books). My first YA book, Inked, is out now with Bloomsbury’s digital imprint, Bloomsbury Spark. The sequel to the first book, Branded, comes out in September.

When I’m not fussing over my own books, I work on other peoples. As an agent as P.S. Literary, I focus heavily on YA, but also work on adult fiction and odd pop-culture. I also blog for BookRiot, B&N, and Paste, frequently talking about YA.

1) Why should people read your book?

Hm, well, it’s a quick read and it’s cheap? 🙂 If you like quirky fantasy and are a fan of RPGs, it’ll be for you. It’s heavily inspired by games like Final Fantasy, where teens discover the government is doing awful things with magic, and they have to rise up and stop it.

2) Where is your favorite place to write?

I’m a cliche. I enjoy my local Starbucks. I also like going on little day trips to work on projects.

3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?

Moving. I’m leaving Philadelphia after nine years to relocate to Richmond. I also have a few client books I’m busy editing.

4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. It was the first book to make me feel like a writer could understand me. I definitely read that book once a year.

5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?

As of right now, Emma Trevayne’s Gamescape: Overworld is very high up on my list, and I’ll probably dive in really soon. Also Adam Silvera’s second book, History Is All You’ve Left Me. Both are sitting on my coffee table, tempting me.

6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?

I’ve been listening to a lot of 90’s alternative and rock lately, so Fuel’s Bad Day comes on. Had a bad day againnnnn, said I would not understaaaaand…

7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?

I used to be pretty great at archery. Haven’t gone in a while though. Hoping to change that with the move. 🙂

8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?

HOW do you get through so many books?! I need that superpower, please. Laura – Please refer to the name of my site. 🙂 I’m kidding and not. I am a fast reader and can finish an average book (300 pages) in about 3 hours. My husband works first shift at a hospital so he is in bed before 9 pm each night. I am a night owl and tend to not go to bed till midnight-1 am. So that means I average 5 books a week at night and I always have my Kindle on me, so if I get caught somewhere I can read. I basically have a book of some sort around me at all times. It’s not so much a superpower as my way of winding down and relaxing.


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Posted August 16, 2016 by Laura in Author Tuesday, Giveaway / 6 Comments

6 responses to “Author Tuesday Interview and Giveaway – Eric Smith

  1. danielle hammelef

    New author for me. I love authors that can write humor. Thanks for introducing me!