For this author spotlight I got to know more about Erik Therme's books, Resthaven and Mortom, which are available on


as well as a bit about his personal life.

Tell me about how you came to be a writer and a little about the books you’ve written.

For as long as I can remember I've always loved to create, whether it be drawing comic books or writing songs on my guitar. I tackled my first novel shortly after high school, and I've never looked back. My debut mystery, Mortom, is about a guy who inherits his deceased cousin's house and finds a key with a note that says: Follow Me. From there, he has to follow a series of clues to unravel the mystery. My second novel, Resthaven, is about a pack of kids who hold a scavenger hunt inside an abandoned retirement home, only to discover they're not the only ones roaming the hallways.

Which author or authors would you compare your writing to? Why?

This is always a difficult question to answer, because I never want to insult another author. That said, last year I discovered Jeff Menapace, who writes a grisly 'not-for-the-faint-of-heart' series called Bad Games. My stuff is tame compared to his, but our writing styles are so similar it's almost eerie. I chalk it up to great minds thinking alike.

What do you like to do when you’re not reading or writing?

My number one guilty pleasure is video games, and I’m a sucker for organizing anything I can get my hands on, whether it be closets, kitchen cupboards, or subfolders on my computer. The wife and I also enjoy taking weekend trips whenever possible.

What book have you read recently that was simply impossible to put down?

Becoming Moon, by Craig Hart, and I’m not just saying that because we share a publisher. Craig’s prose is almost poetic, and I read the book in two sittings, which is something I rarely do.

A few fun quick questions:

Coffee or tea?

Is Mountain Dew an option?

For vacation are you a five star resort sort of person or is camping more your style?

I'm more of a “2.5 star resort” sort of guy . . .

Sweet or salty?


Would you rather see a movie or go to a concert?

A movie about a guy going to see a concert.

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