As a reader, I am always ready to dive into stories told by a unique voice. A narrator that demands I follow, and winds me through new territory. I approach writing my books the same way. Voice. Setting. Relationships. Unique takes on boy meets girl. I'm a fan of quirky characters, too. The imperfect, slightly off artsy girl. The bad boy with a heart. Characters who don't fit the general mold. They tend to find me. On the page and in real life.
The launch of the book signing tour for the paperback version of Fear of Flying took place at my bookstore in Paramus, NJ, in the early 70s after a week of publicity stills, lunches, parties, a boat ride and non-stop visits by the author and her publishers. It was quite a grand event and drew a huge crowd including actor Alan Alda, who lived nearby. Another famous neighbor and frequent visitor was Robert Ludlum. Erica took to the bright lights like a proverbial duck to water and we all had a lot of fun that whole week.
It's great to see her still radiant and going strong after all this time!