About Ericka

Ericka Clay is a traditionally published novelist and poet formerly represented by Robyn Russell. She graduated from the University of Arkansas Creative Writing department and is the author of Unkept and Dear Hearts, A Violent Hope, and Between You and Me. She also writes a newsletter and weekly blog.

Her latest novel, A Bird Alone, is due to be completed Summer of 2023.

Ericka has been awarded several 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 has had the privilege of sharing her craft, teaching writing classes, and holding writing workshops in the South Texas area.

Ericka lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, daughter, one dog (RIP Roxie), and an insatiable need to push buttons, both figuratively and literally.


A Violent Hope

Between You and Me

Dear Hearts


Songs About God

The Rule Book for Mothers









Press Releases

Indie Publisher, Believable Books, Seeks to Publish Edgy, Clean Christian Fiction

Book Reviews

Southern Gal Loves to Read

Author Kaelin Scott

Seeking Grace and Gratitude

Book Reviews from an Avid Reader

Books & Bibles

My Book Review Blog

Woven by Words


Changing the Face of Christian Fiction

Cheryl Holloway Presents…Ericka Clay

Interview on Brummet’s Conscious Blog

Interview with Author Shelley Wilson

National Women’s History Month – Ericka Clay

Interview with Foster Reads

Guest Posts

Joy Comes in the Morning: My Testimony

The Best Books with Female Protagonists from Dysfunctional Families


Ruminate Magazine
“Finding Road, Not Water”

Heart of Flesh Literary Magazine
“You’ve Come Undone”
“Like a Green Olive Tree”
“Hearts Carved from Rock”

Rock and Sling
“Just as the Gazelle is Eaten”


9th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
“Hands” (4th place winner)

11th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
“Crazy” (15th place winner)

Texas Laughing Gull Writing Contest
“Hands” (Honorable mention)

Poesia (January 2007)
“War on CNN”
“When You Leave”

Poesia (October 2005)
“I’ll Always Be Here”

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