1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?
Yes, I use a pen name. Two, in fact. When I started writing, I decided to create pen names for the different genres I write. Yes, I write anything for paranormal horror to erotic romance. I felt it was important, in developing a fanbase, to let the reader know what they’re getting. So I use my real name, Pam Bitner, for SciFi, Horror, Fantasy, Generic stuff. I use Olivia Devereaux for pure romance and Kastil Eavenshade for the erotic side. I’ve learned that not all romance readers go for the ‘raunchy’ stuff.
2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?
If I went with one I have published, and it’s not really a novel (I only have novella-sized stuff out there), it would be the piece I published under my real name in Pulp Empire’s Pirates & Swashbuckler’s Anthology titled ‘The Mark of the Brotherhood’. It’s novella sized and it has a touch of romance and a lot of action. My favorite book ever read is still David Morrell’s The Brotherhood of the Rose. The action and character building really pulled me in on that one.
3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?
I have trouble writing when the family is in the same room as me. I’m a very private person when I’m first creating a story and I’ve always had an issue with people looking over my shoulder. Plus, I really don’t want my son sneaking a peek when I’m writing the naughty. I don’t make enough money for that level of therapy.
4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?
I haven’t written any that are odd locations but I love the woodland scene. You never know if another hiker is going to catch you or when the raging bear will chase two nude characters through the forest or a bad-timing skunk. My muse is weird.
5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?
Nope, not really, but I’m an artist so I can create an idea of what the character looks like and if I’m ambitious, I’ll try and draw them.
6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?
Irish soda bread. Yum! I really need to learn to make it because the stores only have it during St Patty’s day month.
7. Bonus question! Anything you’d like to say.
Thank you so much for this opportunity! It’s always nice to reach new readers and connect with other writers. [Erin’s reply: You’re welcome! Great to have you!]
I’d like to offer up a free copy of my latest project out there—The Wolves of Argonne—to one of your lucky blog readers for you being so gracious with this interview.
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