Erica lives in Houston, Tx, with her husband, her 3 dogs, cat, and 5 tortoises. She also has 3 grown children and 3 grandsons. She credits her time in the U.S. Navy as being a turning point in her life from awkward teen to young woman.

As a child, she wanted to be a teacher or a scientist but has always had a love of books.

My love of story telling started as a child when I had trouble sleeping. My parents told me to tell myself stories about things I liked. We started out by looking at the posters and pictures of animals then making up stories about them.