Erica Seiler has been a member of the Writers’ League since April of this year and is attending one of our fall classes. She lives in San Antonio, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Erica Seiler: Literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
ES: My first instinct is a drink with Mary Karr, but that’s so wrong. I’d like to have a bourbon with Hemingway. I imagine he’d be a lot like ‘The Most Interesting Man.’ We could always have coffee after. And I’d love to meet Poe, but I don’t have the stomach for Absinthe.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
ES: Just one? No fair. Gone With the Wind.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
ES: The variety of writers out there. So many interests, so many specialties. It’s a delicious circus.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
ES: I currently make my living as a freelance writer for companies. I’d like to someday earn my income exclusively from fiction.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
ES: This is the best time to be a writer. Appetites for written word are voracious and varied. We’re no longer tied to the traditional processes of the “Big 5.” Writers can control their own work and publishing destiny more than ever. We have the power—go find your audience.