Erik Goddard

While I am most comfortable writing complex plot lines, intriguing premises, and detailed characters, I am particularly comfortable writing about unpleasant and unexpected things happening to these characters.

The word suspense can be shortly defined as "anxiety or a state of uncertainty or excitement about the outcome of something." When reading my work, expect to see likable characters killed off, plots twisted to stifle happy endings, gray skies and cold.

My work spans a few different themes: mostly thriller/suspense, horror, and sci-fi. I also write some young adult themes of adventure and discovery.

I grew up reading stuff like Willard Price, Hardy Boys, Robert Arthur Jr., Edgar Rice Burroughs, Whitley Streiber, Stephen King, James Clavell, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Lovecraft, Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, George Orwell, Phillip K. Dick and so many more. I've loved mysteries, crime, historical, and literary, but my true love is suspense, thrillers, horror and sci fi. Some of my favorite titles include Salem's Lot, The Shining, Rendevous with Rama, Dracula, Lord of the Rings, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Collector, Dune, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Haunting, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Great Expectations, Turn of the Screw, Love in the Time of Cholera, Devil in the White City.

I love discovering new writers and new stories. I am firmly in the camp that maintains not all stories have been written yet. There is always something new.