Ericka has been awarded a number of times by Writers Digest for various short fiction pieces, she has written four novels (one of which placed as a quarter-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest) and is in the process of writing her fourth novel, White Smoke.
- 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