Hi, I'm Erica.
I write picture books, novels, plays, and waaaay too many emails. My books have made lots of friends and received great reviews. They've also landed on state book award lists in states including FL, MN, VA, MA, RI, MS and my home state of VT (I now live in Washington, DC). Yay, kids! Thanks, librarians!
I speak (woof!) to kids - and adults - at schools, libraries, conferences, and festivals. When I do, I dive deep into my work as well as the creative process, revision techniques, and much more. My visits are energetic, engaging, and just plain fun. This may be because I have a theater background, a law degree, and an ice cream truck driver's license. Also, getting kids excited about reading and writing is one of the ways I work out!
I inspire. My message is that you matter, so you should tell your stories. You should do it however works best for you. And you should do it now!