Books

DRIVE: A NOVEL

May 14, 2020

Solenne Bennett is twenty-nine and has conquered the goals she planned for her twenties: a bachelor’s degree, an exceptional career, and becoming a homeowner with her husband, Jonathan. Yet, she’s unfulfilled. Their routine is predictable and her insecurities rise with doubts about her ability to be as great a spouse to Jonathan as he is to her. Something needs to change.

Then Noel, an old college friend, shows up after years of silence asking a favor that requires a road trip with her to Los Angeles. Solenne’s lack of trust for Noel is blurred by the lure of adventure and the weekend delivers a sense of freedom reminiscent of old times. Until a car crash exposes Noel’s secrets and forces Solenne back to reality and the need to face her own shortcomings.

Meanwhile, Jonathan spends his time without Solenne reconnecting with friends left behind after the wedding. He is challenged to perform his poetry at an open-mic and a strong drive to prioritize his art is awakened. But he’s worried that the drastic change of choosing his passion over corporate life may not sit well with his wife.

Drive explores the battle of wanting more against appreciating what you have, the pressure to meet society’s standards against living for yourself, and finding healthy practices to heal from trauma. It is a story of three millennials navigating relatable highs and lows.

FRAGILE

May 18, 2017

Fragile is a collection of poems and short stories inspired by their corresponding sections: In Motion, In Pain, In Love, and Insane. It is about achieving your goals, being hurt, being in love, and the craziness brought upon us all by all of the above. Thoughts and feelings born from real life experiences as well as imaginary worlds created within A. Erin Walker’s mind. The pieces are written for every reader and every reader will feel the pieces in their own unique ways.

AWAY

January 14, 2016

A. Erin Walker’s first published novel.

When you realize that you can fly… Straight out the Midwest and on to the west coast. But it’s more than the physical changes. It’s the emotional and mental freedom of breaking down imaginary barriers that have successfully trapped so many. Freeing yourself from normalcy with the awareness that there are no limits unless you place them yourself. Twenty-one year-old Tamryn Bryant does not know what she aspires to be, but she knows she does not aspire to live an average life. So, she drops out of school and books a one-way flight from Cleveland, Ohio to Los Angeles, California and moves in with her cousin, twenty-six year-old Melanie Harper. Tamryn is seeking her calling, but in the midst of searching for herself, she stumbles upon undesirable discoveries that have stemmed from a past overflowing with pain and betrayal.