Interview with Erik Goddard, Author of The Kidnapping of Sarah Easton

08 Dec 2021

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Kidnapping of Sarah Easton?

I’ve always been interested in escape stories. This one started out that way but evolved into a story about deception.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Kidnapping of Sarah Easton, what would they be?

There’s no theme song per se, but there ARE countless references to songs sprinkled throughout the character dialogue.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I love reading anything that takes you to a different place, time, or experience, especially if told through interesting characters. That’s what I love to write, too.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

“Universe or Multiverse?” by Bernard Carr (Editor); “The Ritual” by Adam Nevill.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The ones where either the reader or the characters don’t know what the others are up to, or vice versa. Suspense!

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I like to write in different places, and in short bursts. I don’t like monotony or routine. I need to change it up to keep it interesting.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I try NOT to live by the motto of “If it ain’t broke, keep fixing till it is.” I have a hard time calling any project finished since it always seems like just another slight modification may help.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Well-written characters, and intriguing hypotheticals.


Erik Goddard is the author of the new book The Kidnapping of Sarah Easton

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