Ericka Clay has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. Haha, no that’s not accurate. Ericka actually has always wanted to be a checkout girl at Wal-Mart by day and a vital contender in the local women’s wrestling circuit by night. I don’t know. She’s weird.
In reality, she’s a published author represented by the very brave Robyn Russell and has found that pounding on keyboards keeps her extreme anger issues in check. Just kidding. She’s as a volatile as a pack of nursing baby bunnies.
She was the mastermind (ha) behind the mildly popular blog Creative Liar whose fan club was founded by her grandmother, but has moved on to bigger and better things like writing this about page. She’s also the maniacal genius (eh) behind Tipsy Lit, an online community of readers, writers, and drinkers, and the source of real life questions like “Drinkers? What are you? An alcoholic?” Not at the moment.
Ericka has done a few other cool things like won awards for her writing, published a book and is currently writing her fourth novel so her mother doesn’t entirely regret having paid for a Creative Writing degree. “You couldn’t have gone into finance??” No, mother.
Ericka lives in Houston with her husband, her daughter, her two dogs, and just got in the car to go see if Wal-Mart’s hiring. Don’t worry, she’ll pick you up an application, too.
- Quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novelist Award (ABNA) Competition (2008)
- 15th place winner in the 11th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
- 4th place winner in the 9th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
- Published several times in the literary magazine, Poesia, that is based out of San Francisco