Erren Grey Wolf is a science fiction adventure novelist whose saga, Beneath the Surface, explores supernatural and metaphysical subjects. The series borders on the fantasy genre, as well, since many consider some subjects in her books to be unbelievable. For example, though she hates to use the term, “fairy,” she believes they truly exist and calls them, “elementals,” but if you do not believe these etheric creatures exist at all, then you would consider them mere fantasy. Erren cites the book, “The Real World of Fairies,” by Dora Van Gelder, in which the author of that book, a rare person who can see the fairies, describes many in much the same manner as a birdwatcher might describe birds in field guide. Erren also hates to use the term “fairy” for another reason: people just do not take the word seriously and her books are, as she describes, “too serious for airy fairy nonsense.” Sorrow fills her first book and she includes several deep poems on the subject.
Erren Grey Wolf’s first book, Beneath the Surface: The Lost Boy, has been described as a science fiction adventure because it takes place in the future on other planets. Humanity fled to these new worlds before the Earth perishes. The first two chapters describes life aboard the space station, Titan, which humanity created from all the space arks they used to transport flora and fauna to their new planetary homes.
Erren Grey Wolf is the sort of person who believes in a lot of things that others do not and then she writes about them. She believes that Nostradamus is correct and that our sun is expanding and will destroy our Earth in less than 2000 years. She believes that is the real reason for global warming. Also according to Nostradamus, humanity will find a new home in the constellation of Cancer. She believes the Earth is hollow and has a central sun, so she writes about hollow planets. She writes about telepathy, telekinesis, remote viewing, empathy, ghosts, angels, demons, aliens, auras, thought-forms, and other interesting subjects. She does not mention all of these in the first book, however. Aliens do not appear until the fourth book, for example.
It is also worth noting that although she writes about two brothers who are Catholic, she, herself, has no religion. She still believes in much of the Christian faith, but too many bad things have happened in her religion and so she is no longer religious. In her later books, she describes other religions such as Muslim, Buddist, Shinto, Jew, Hindu, etc. She describes an era of religious tolerance, even though the first book deals with racism at the beginning. Erren is quite eclectic religiously because she believes not only in many Christian beliefs, but also in many beliefs from other religions. As a result, her spirituality is a combination of Eastern and Western philosophies.
Long ago, when Erren was a teenager, she used to daydream about living somewhere else and doing fantastical things, but as she was suffering from depression, her mood was dark and her daydreams were definitely not “airy fairy nonsense.” They were full of deep dark themes. In 2005, she began to seriously type her stories into her computer from her written notes. At first, she planned to write an autobiography about living with mental illness, but she wanted to include one paragraph about the daydreams she had. That paragraph became a chapter, which she took out of her autobiography and continued to work on it until that chapter became a book and that book became a saga.
At present, she has published but one book, but the whole series has mostly been written during the time between 2005 and 2013. She plans to publish her second book in May and her third book later this year. She is currently working on polishing the books that are to come.
And now from the author herself:
My name is Erren Grey Wolf and I am the author of Beneath the Surface: The Lost Boy, which is the first novel in a saga. I believe that my creativity comes from my subconscious mind, which tries to tell me something is wrong in symbolic form. As a result, my stories are a sort of autobiography, if you are able to read between the lines. Writing about horrible events in my life, in a science fiction format, is a form of therapy for me. I suffer from depression, so my stories have a lot of sorrow in them, but they are also full of hope. If it were not for hope, they would not exist and neither would I. My stories are my life blood, which I bleed upon the pages for your entertainment and for my own need to speak about things I cannot quite tell the truth about.
I did not choose to be a science fiction writer. I originally wanted to be an artist and I was a good one, but after I had a breakdown at the end of 2004, I had to take Lithium, which made my hands shake. In great sorrow, I had to quite art school. However, my creativity demanded an outlet and so I turned to writing instead. I began typing about the stories that have been in my head since I was a teenager and once I got going, I ended up with an entire saga. Instead of painting on a canvas, I now paint stories with my keyboard.
It is so true when someone says, “When one door shuts, another one opens.” I have been writing ever since and I have no signs of stopping. I have a whole saga to write, which is mostly finished, but needs more polishing before I publish them. That is pretty much what I am doing right now: polishing. When you truly care about what you are creating, you want to make sure it shines!
You can find more about Erren and her writing via…
- Official website: http://www.errengreywolf.ca
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/errengreywolf
- Facebook book page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beneath-the-Surface/475574459149862?ref=stream
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