I’m Erynn lehtonen

I’m amassing an army of fluffy minions to take over the world. Currently at 42 and counting, but progress stalled because I haven’t figured out soul transmutation. In the meantime, I entertain a “mild” tea obsession and write epic fantasy. It’s my goal to introduce readers to the complexities of mental illness through the perspectives of lifelike characters in fantasy worlds.

Recently, I finished my degree in creative writing, and now I continue ghostwriting on the side while writing my own books and researching mythology and Asian cultures.

Background

Writing began as a hobby of mine when I was a child. I found the fantasy genre infinitely fascinating: dragons, magic and otherly worlds always stole my attention. Eventually, I created my own fantastical worlds, characters, and magic systems that took shape over hundreds of thousands of words in handwritten journals, and eventually, shared on the Internet.

But I realized something was missing from the fantasy works that I read and wrote: diverse representations of mental illness. Growing up surrounded by examples of mental illness and fighting my own battles, I realized that it was vital for me to represent these perspectives, starting with my own.

I also have an unusual fascination with the Japanese culture, history, mythology and folklore, and language. For my first two years in university, I studied the Japanese language, and to this day, I am always learning more. One day, I hope to be fluent and visit Japan myself!

The first fantasy series I intend to finish is called Wyvern Wars, which will be comprised of four to five novels following some amazing characters in a world I’ve created with some parts of Japanese mythology and folklore in mind.

You can find out more about the first book in the series, or the first pre-series novella, by clicking the buttons below my portrait!

Appearances

Although my attempts at ruling the world with stuffy minions is finnicky at best, the walls of my Internet kingdom are starting to rise. Below you’ll find a list of all my guest appearances on other blogs and websites.

 About the Yokai Calling Series – With Kriti Khare at Armedwithabook on Oct 30th, 2019

 Author Interview with Erynn – With Kriti Khare at Armedwithabook on Oct 30th, 2019

Erynn’s Books of 2019 – With Kriti Khare at Armedwithabook on Dec 19th, 2019

On Ghostwriting – With Kriti Khare at Armedwithabook on Feb 26th, 2020

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