Erik is a former naval officer and current defense contractor (but he's not allowed to talk about it). He is also the author of Demon, Guardian, Bigfoot Crank Stomp, and numerous small press works and short stories. He started writing for publication in 2005 tender age of twenty-seven. In 2006, he attended the Borderlands Press Short Story Writers Bootcamp, where he learned under such best-selling writers as F. Paul Wilson, Thomas F. Monteleone, Thomas Tessier, and Douglas Clegg. Since then, he has routinely sold short stories, novellas, and novels both professional and small markets magazines and publishers. In 2014, HarperCollins published his novel Demon, followed by its sequel, Guardian, in 2015. In addition, in 2014, the film rights for his novel Bigfoot Crank Stomp were optioned for film. Currently, besides writing, he working with a Hollywood publishing/production company to develop some of his work for both publication and possibly television.
Besides his work as an author, Erik has a combined thirteen years experience serving in and working for the Navy. After he resigned from active duty, he spent nine years as a defense contractor. His specialties in that line of work include warfare training, surface ship training, technical writing, developing briefs, and critical analysis. As an author, his specialties include action, swift pacing, dialogue, and humor. Erik also has an ability to write and complete projects fast. The first draft of his novel Demon was written in twenty-eight days. He is also an active blogger.
Erik interests include writing, blogging, film, television, and sports. Besides fiction writing, he often blogs about film, sports, and television with detailed analysis, preditions, and criticism. He also enjoys reading religous theory and the occasional conspiracy theory. Recently, he developed a passion for true crime books.
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