Headshot of Erica Hughes. Erica Hughes

Erica Hughes is an entrepreneur, screenwriter and author of Business as Usual, Disappear Love, the Sapphire Chronicles, Infatuation and her first comic book, 2020 A.D: A Dark Cosmos Series. Erica currently teaches a publishing and marketing course at Madison College between working with authors through her company, NewBookAuthors.com. Erica believes there’s a reader for every book. Her goal is to help authors understand the publishing process and to eventually find a path to publishing through traditional or independent means. In her spare time, she is a hobbyist animator, and writes for her web site Screenwritersdaily.com, a writing resource for authors and screenwriters that Hughes established in 2003. She is also an avid observer of cultural and societal idiosyncrasies. In other words, she’s a “people watcher”, which she feels has helped develop characters for her stories.

Erica writes what she calls, “Fun and flirty novels with an international flavor designed for the modern girl.” She also writes, “I truly enjoy writing suspense and mystery novels. My hope is to inspire and enrich the lives of my audience with sweet tales of love, fantasy, and strong women in search of themselves. In my novels, the ills of the world cease to exist save for the complicated intricacies of human emotions and the notion that love conquers all.”


Favorite Books:

“My three favorite books are Mother Earth, Father Sky, My Sister the Moon, and Brother Wind by Sue Harrison. This is the Ivory Carver Trilogy, which was set 9000 years ago in the pre-Aleutian era. The story follows Kiin and her incredible odyssey after she is kidnapped by her brother Quakken, separated from her husband, and the love of her life, and sold to a neighboring tribe where she is married off (against her wishes) to the powerful Raven…

Kiin escapes, but the Raven will do anything to get her back. This book resonated with me on so many levels. Kiin endures a life of hardship and rises to become a powerful ivory carver, despite being denied a name by her father (and ultimately, a soul). I read My Sister the Moon when I was 17, and never forgot it. As an adult I revisited the book and learned the book belonged to a trilogy.”

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