Y. A. Erskine, author of The Brotherhood, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Y. A. Erskine

author of The Brotherhood

Ten Terrifying Questions


1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

I was born and raised in Devonport on the beautiful north west coast of Tasmania. When I wasn’t at school my parents knew they’d find me at the beach. At eighteen I headed south to Hobart for uni – a Bachelor of Arts with a double history major. At twenty one I joined the police force because … well … it seemed like a good idea at the time. Steady job, good pay etc. I moved back up to the coast to police in and around my home town but always felt that I wasn’t cut out for the job. In an attempt to find a new career, I did a part time Dip Ed whilst still policing and briefly taught at the local high school. As it turned out I was an even worse teacher than I was a copper! I returned to policing for a few more years whilst studying and writing on the side. At the ripe old age of thirty six I became serious Continue reading


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