Interview with Elin Peer, author of The Genius

26 Jun 2018

What can you tell us about your new release, The Genius?

This book is part of my highly praised Men of the North series where all books can be read as stand alone. However, reading them in order will give you a deeper understanding and help avoid spoilers. It’s set four hundred years in the future where women rule the world, except for a small part in the North where the last ‘free’ men live. In this book we follow Shelly, a curious genius with photographic memory, who despite her unusual brain power isn’t very bright when it comes to social situations. When Marco, her teenage crush, mistakes the now ten years older and attractive Shelly for a sex-bot, Shelly goes with the flow out of curiosity and lust. The book is both heartwarming and funny and offers some steamy scenes too.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’m an avid reader myself and love a good story. My goal is to keep you turning pages and write “un-put-downable” books.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I loved The Clan of the Cave Bear when I read it as a child. Same with Tolkien’s books, and lately I love everything by Susan Elizabeth Philips.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Noah Trevor – I would want to talk about his book “Born a Crime” and learn more about his fascinating back ground. He is someone I respect and admire a great deal.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The escape it gives people who need a break. I love receiving messages from around the world and interacting with my readers.

What is a typical day like for you?

Drop off kids, answer fan mail, do an hour of “office” work, take my dog out hiking with a friend, and then 3-4 hours of writing before picking up kids again. Sometimes I write after dinner too. All in all, this rhythm allows me to publish around five books a year.

What scene in The Genius was your favorite to write?

The one where Marco mistakes Shelly for a sex-bot and thinks his job is to test her and he makes comments to the designers about what he likes and doesn’t like. It was funny.

Elin Peer is the author of the new book The Genius

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