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Erika M Szabo
Erika M Szabo
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 20
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 6 September
  • Member Since: Jun 2016
  • Profile Views: 14,374
  • Followers: 74
  • Writing:

    Time Travel Romance Historical Fiction Fantasy Children's
BIOGRAPHY

I became an avid reader at a very early age, thanks to my dad who introduced me to many great books. The writing bug bit me much later, on a rainy afternoon, when I couldn’t find any new book to read. My daughter had enough of my moping around and snapped at me, “Mom, stop whining! If you haven’t a book to read, then write one.” Her challenge shocked me, but I started playing with the idea and I’ve been writing stories, that I like to read, ever since. I write alternate history, romantic urban fantasy, historical suspense novels as well as fun, educational, and bilingual books for children ages 2-14 about acceptance, friendship, family, and moral values such as accepting people with disabilities, dealing with bullies, and not judging others before getting to know them. I also like to encourage children to use their imagination and daydream about fantasy worlds.

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Prelude: The Ancestors’ Secrets Trilogy, Book 1

Publish Date: May 21, 2018

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Erika M Szabo's Books

Prelude: The Ancestors’ Secrets Trilogy, Book 1

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Publication Date: May 21, 2018

Romantic Suspense

Turmoil: The Ancestors’ Secrets Trilogy, Book 2

Turmoil: The Ancestors’ Secrets Trilogy, Book 2

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Publication Date: May 20, 2018

Historical Fiction

Destiny: The Ancestors’ Secrets Trilogy, Book 3

Destiny: The Ancestors’ Secrets Trilogy, Book 3

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Publication Date: May 20, 2018

Time Travel Romance

Alone: A short story

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Publication Date: Apr 30, 2019

Science Fiction, Fantasy

5 (2 ratings)

Fake It Till You Make It

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Publication Date: May 15, 2019

Romance

5 (1 ratings)

Rainbows and Clouds: Read to Help Shelter Animals

Rainbows and Clouds: Read to Help Shelter Animals

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Publication Date: Dec 12, 2018

Humor

4.3 (3 ratings)

Protegida por el Halcón: Secretos de los Ancestros, parte 1 (Spanish Edition)

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Publication Date: Aug 19, 2016

Elegida por la espada: Secretos de los Ancestros, libro 2 (Spanish Edition)

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Publication Date: Mar 26, 2017

Erika M Szabo Interview

  • On 28, 01 2019

    Erika M Szabo interview

    Erika M Szabo grew up in Hungary. She devoured translated stories from most European authors by the time she was a teenager. She published medical related books in Hungarian but she didn't really think of writing a novel until her daughter pointed it out that she should. Erika combinses real historical facts with magical elements which makes reading a fiction story... read full interview

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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • Kerica 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • Many times. I get inspirations mostly from my life experiences, people I meet, childhood memories.
        I was a young teenager when grandma sold her house and asked me to help to clean the attic. I’ve found a rolled-up leather scroll-like document with fancy writing and grandpa’s name in it in an old wicker basket. Grandma said it was the deed to the 300 acres land grandpa owned before the communists took it away and turned it into a government property. The deed was called “dog skin” and grandma explained that back then paper was scarce and when the family dogs died, the owners preserved the animal’s skin to use as paper for important documents.
        One day I recalled this memory and it triggered an avalanche of unrelated thoughts. That’s when the idea for my book “Cursed Bloodline” was born.

        In my trilogy, The Ancestors' Secrets, I incorporated the ancient Hun legends I heard from my parents and from Grandma, and the scenes that play out in the Hospital are mostly from my years of working as an Emergency Room nurse.

        My children's books are mostly from experiences and memories as well. I wrote the story "A Basketful of Kittens" in memory of a young leukemia patient, Little Johnny, who never got to hear the end of the story how my best friend an I rescued the kittens from drowning. When I entered his hospital room to tell him the end of the story, his bed was empty.
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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
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      • Kerica 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • I strongly believe that the character's connection on some kind of emotional level is the most important element. As a reader, I don't just want to know what the character is wearing and what they look like, I want to feel what they feel and want to know their personality and inner most thoughts and feelings. As a writer, I try to describe my characters' personalities through their actions and dialog.
        The second most important element is the consistency and smooth flow of the story.
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    • Kerica 2 months AuthorAuthor
    • You might wonder why I chose my nickname "Kerica" as my profile name. Way back when I attended a conference. An elderly woman at the door who was making the stick-on name tags, asked my name. I told her: "My name is Erika with a K." So she wrote "Kerica" on my name tag. Everyone got a kick out of it and the nickname stuck.
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