Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the "Grammar Police."
A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of the Pacific Northwest with her amazingly talented (and totally handsome) author husband, Deek Rhew, and their patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by-side.
1. Who inspires you? My husband definitely inspires me. He made me believe in love again, and he supports my dreams. He challenges me as a writer and editor, and our conversations constantly spark new writing ideas. My family and friends also inspire me. My grandfather (whom I call PaPa) is a born storyteller. I remember sitting on his knee as a child, listening to him spin a story like a spider spins a web. My parents taught me about struggling and overcoming. And my friends have each influenced me with their own experiences and their unfailing support and love. You can find out more about my husband at www.deekrhewbooks.com and about my friends who formed my Dream Team at http://www.erinrhewbooks.com/the-dream-team.html.
2. What got you into writing? I have always been a writer. When I was four years old, I wrote my first poem. My family made such a big deal about it that I just kept on writing. ;)
3. Are you working on anything at the moment? I have so many stories lined up, but right now, my historical fiction called Restore to Me is begging for its turn in the limelight. This novel represents years and years of research. I set it aside to work on The Fulfillment Series, but I’m pulling it back out now. Using what I’ve learned about the publishing process, I hope to revamp Restore to Me and send it out into the world.
4. What do you do when you're not writing? I love spending time with my husband. I mean, I adore him and he’s my best friend, so it’s only logical. ;) We enjoy talking, running, lifting weights, boxing, taking trips, reading, watching TV (we are obsessed with Bones right now), and loving on our overly fluffy kitty named Trinity (yes, from The Matrix).
5. Who are some of your favourite authors? Well, Deek Rhew is my most favorite writer of all time! I also really enjoy Rick Riordan’s work. I mean…PERCY JACKSON! <heart eyes> In addition, I seriously enjoy the work of Richelle Mead, William Shakespeare (though he’s technically a playwright), Victoria Scott, Michelle Pickett, and Cassandra Clare (Will and Jem—‘nuff said).
About the books
Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.
Wilhelm, Prince of the Ethereals, is reluctant to meet his new bride. He's grown up believing Vanguards are evil, an enemy to fight and fear...not love. Can he set aside his prejudices and work alongside Layla to bring lasting peace after centuries of war?
Nash, a loner who has never fit in, carries a huge secret, one big enough to destroy both kingdoms. When he accidently meets Layla, he’s no longer content to live in the shadows, but he must resist his growing attraction—for her safety and for the longevity of the two kingdoms.
When Nash's secret is revealed, a firestorm sweeps through both realms, with Layla at the center. Now she must choose between duty and desire while the fate of two nations hangs in the balance.
With King Jesper dead and Prince Wilhelm mortally wounded, Halfling prince, Nash, and the Fulfilment, Layla, assume the throne of Etherea. They must contend with a new Prophecy Candidate who asserts her position, and Layla is surprised to find her fate intertwined with this challenger. Facing a myriad of choices, Nash and Layla’s decisions affect not only their own futures but that of two kingdoms.
Unbeknownst to the Ethereals or the Vanguards, a slumbering menace stirs in the south, awakened after centuries. The Outlanders, a force shadowed in mystery, sit poised to tip the balance of power, sending ripples of fear throughout both warring kingdoms.
Elder Werrick proved a formidable foe, but Layla may yet meet her match in the monstrous Outlander queen. This mistress of the dark’s plans, rooted in revenge and ancient lore, now threaten the livelihood of all three kingdoms.
Racing against time, Layla travels to the Borderlands—home of the Voltons and Ecclesiastics—to discover as much as she can about the war, the First Ones, and the prophecy itself. Lives teeter in the balance, kingdoms sit on the cusp of ruin, and a beast, greater than any she’s ever faced before, plots a catastrophic attack.