Eric has written since high school, beginning with music reviews for his high school paper. Since then, he has written for local news (the Westfield Leader), bringing a new focus on local music. He has scheduled and conducted interviews, written reviews, and made a contact list of individuals for new artists for future stories. He has also written the first two novels of a fantasy trilogy, The Lightrider Journals, which have been self published through iUniverse.com. He also promotes the books and his love of writing with a personal blog that analyzes the style of pop culture and finds the elements that young writers can utilize.
Eric specializes in pop culture, especially in music. While working for the Westfield Leader, Eric was able to shed new light on the long ignored local music scene, finding new musical groups from rock to reggae to rap. He has also interviewed and reviewed established performers such as Pat Dinizio of the Smithereens and Woodstock legend Richie Havens.
Eric has studied pop culture for much of his life. Other then his work on music for local newspapers, he has also analyzed and reviewed for his blog, TheLightriderJournals, at Wordpress.com. As an author, Eric looks at events of the day and reviews them to find the critical tools that writers can use. These include films (trilogies, Star Wars, Back to the Future), comic books (DC Comics' New 52, Marvel's alterations to Thor and Captain America), literature (Dracula and Richard Matheson), and any other source that can aid young writers.
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