Why do you use a pseudonym? I like the idea of having two personas. There's me and then there's the writer, Erin Kaye. I find it makes publicity and promotion a lot easier as I 'become' Erin.
You have young children. When do you find the time to write? I write when Ryan Liam are at school. And I also work most nights and often at the weekends too, when Mervyn minds the children. It means that my writing time is â€œbittyâ€ which isnâ€™t ideal â€“ I work better when I can get good long stretches of time to really go for it but that rarely happens. When I'm under pressure to meet a deadline Mervyn takes the kids off to Ireland to visit family. I do (almost) nothing but write solidly the entire time they are away and write in a few days what it normally takes me three to four weeks to write!
Do you ever suffer from writerâ€™s block? I thought I did, but now realise it's just procrastination. My main problem is squeezing the time to write into a busy family lifestyle.
Do you have any pets? We have a Border Terrier called Murphy. We got him as a puppy and training him was hard work. But he's turned out to be the best dog in the world and I really mean that. He is so obedient and well-behaved, wonderful with children and so good natured. I think we've been very lucky. I like cats too - I used to have two long-haired smoky blue cats called Bonnie and Clyde - but can't have one now due to the dog. Murphy would try and eat a cat!