Erin O'Riordan

Erin O'Riordan has been writing compulsively since she could hold a pencil, and professionally since 2006.  More than forty of her short stories, essays, and film reviews have been published in numerous magazines and websites.  Beltane, her first novel, is the first in the twelve-part "Pagan Spirits" series. The literary character she most closely resembles is an untamed Shakespearean shrew.

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Eric O'Riordan Interviews Andie Lee Eames-Peck (A. L. Peck) Author of Abstract Murder

Don’t let one editor’s, one reviewer’s, one reader’s opinion of your work cause you to throw in the towel, though. If all else fails, will your writing to the college or high school you attended, and some future generation will discover your unappreciated genius

When I first began writing professionally in 2006, one of the first things I did was pick through my copy of Writer’s Market for every resource I could find. Writer’s Market, published once a year, has a list of helpful websites and other resources a writer might be interested in. I looked at many of the websites listed there, hoping to find that magical website that would make me a wealthy and creatively satisfied author. Almost four years later, I still haven’t found the “magical” website. I have, however, created this list of resources I regularly turn to and have found helpful.

Erin O'Riordan Interviews Sherrie Theriault

Eric Erin O’Riordan shares her valuable advice concerning word play and as she states, "There are all sorts of fun things we can do with words, from the silly sounds of onomatopoeia to the dangers of the double entendre.  Play with your words today!"

"Writers Are Troublemakers, Too"

" ...And I don’t need a single book to teach me how to read

Who needs stupid books? They are for petty crooks..."

("Troublemaker," lyrics by Rivers Cuomo. From Weezer’s self-titled 2008 album)


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