There are three places you can find Erica when she's not writing or teaching courses on mystery fiction and Arthurian Romance at Fordham University: on a hiking trail,
in her garden, or at the back of the pack in her local road race. Her favorite kind of vacation is backpacking across Dartmoor
or among the hills of Wales in order to find new and exciting legends to inspire her own writing. After she graduated from
Yale University, her interest in folklore and story led her to an M.A. in Creative Writing from City College of New York and
a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York, where she published articles and a book about female
folklorists of the nineteenth century before she decided she'd rather be writing the stories herself.
Along with their macaw Fasolt and a rotating assortment of cats, she and her husband divide their time between New York City
and Woodstock, where they spend far too much time gardening. Check out this gardening link for pictures.