Erin Cawood

Best-selling, award-nominated women's fiction author

Erin Cawood is a commercial women’s fiction author, with a taste for dramatic storylines and a passion for strong lead characters she really gets behind, cheering on right to the very end of their story. Her focus? Taking romance into the darker, edgier side of contemporary fiction.

I’ve always been a writer, my first stories go back to when I was in infant school. So… I was five or six, maybe? By fourteen years old I knew I wanted to be an author. But it was another ten years before I purposefully say down to write a novel. The novel I was going to publish. So here we are ten years later and Elle’s story is finally making its way into the hands of readers. But inside the last five years, I've also published my debut novel Tainted Love, and Behind Closed Doors series, as well as Maybe Tomorrow.

So what can I tell you about me? I’m a romantic at heart. I’ve been reading and writing romance since my early teens, and the discovery of chick-lit in my early twenties brought its own special twist on my writing style. I love a lead character who you can really get behind and cheer on every step of the way. Thus, I end up sliding around, sometimes into the darker, edgier side of romantic fiction, and taking the path less willingly followed. Of course, that means this isn’t the last you’ve heard from the McGowan siblings. I aim to bring Mack’s story to you very soon.

As for me, I live in Leeds, UK, with my long-suffering partner of eighteen years. I say long-suffering for he puts up with my endless hours of sitting at a computer screen writing, or with me enjoying one of the best Christmas presents he’s ever bought me: a karaoke machine!

I’ve done a wide variety of things in my life. After graduating from university with a degree in New Media, I am now a full-time digital project executive. Before I returned to education, I’d worked at a fairground, a convenience store, and a public house/restaurant both in the kitchen and waitressing. I’d also spent eight years as an insurance agent, before going into telemarketing in the healthcare industry.
My perfect holiday involves some kind of adventure, and I’ve had the best experience ever swimming with dolphins in Mexico! I’ve climbed Mayan pyramids, been near the top of a volcano (thankfully dormant) in Tenerife, and taken a Jeep safari through the Dominican mountains. Awesome! I’ve also driven along some death-defying mountains on the Greek Island of Corfu.

But the best thing about being an author is that I get to have some great adventures without even leaving my home, and I’ve never been happier than I am with all these characters invading my life. They have wonderful stories to tell, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

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