Erik W
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Joined 10/26/2015
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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.
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Specialties

Besides his work as an author, Erik has a combined 20 years experience serving in and working for the Navy. After he resigned from active duty, he spent 15 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 and has experience self-publishing his own e-books.

Interests

Erik interests include: writing, blogging, film, television, and sports. Besides fiction writing, he often blogs about film, sports, and television with detailed analysis, speculation, and criticism. He also enjoys reading religious theory, mythology, alternative history, and the occasional conspiracy theory. Recently, he developed a passion for true crime books.

Education

University of Southern California

Erik attended the University of Southern California on a full Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. He majored in Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology. He graduated with a 3.17 GPA. The day of his graduation he also received his commission as an officer in the US Navy.

Entertainment

75 Projects Completed

Active fiction writer who has completed and published numerous novels, novellas, and short stories. Also has self-published e-books himself without paying someone to format for me. Lastly, currently working on developing a movie based on a screenplay I wrote based on one of my novels.

Publishing

75 Projects Completed

Numerous novels, novellas, and short stories published, both professionally and self-directed. Experience working with editors, editing myself, and collaborating with other writers both in large and small press markets.

Government

30 Projects Completed

Erik is a former Naval Officer and defense contractor with over twenty years of combined experience in Navy training, analysis, leadership, and technical writing.

Erik is also an Iraqi War veteran.

Training

16 Projects Completed

Erik has spent the last 5 years as both an Instructor and Training Lead for Austal USA, training new Navy crews for 16 different ships across two ship classes.

Responsibilities included classroom instruction, hands-on training, curriculum development, and budget processing.

At one point, Erik had eight full time instructors under his leadership.

Blog Post

107 Projects Completed

Erik maintains an active blog for his own personal use but has also blogged numerous times in third-party blogs by invitation and/or as part of a promotion for his books. Overall, he's completed more than a hundred blog posts in some form or another.

Book

15 Projects Completed

Erik is the author of nine books that have been published by a variety of publishers, including HarperCollins. He has also self-published several works as e-books, in which he did all of the formating and cover design.

eBook

10 Projects Completed

Although he's only been paid to do one e-book, he has several years of experience converting his own writing to the e-book format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble's Nook, and Kobo.

Twitter Post

0 Projects Completed

Erik is an active user of Twitter. He uses it both for personal communication and for promotional reasons in regards to publication news. He also has his Twitter linked to Facebook and his Amazon Author Page so that all get updated as soon as he sends out Tweet.

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