Where I’ve been lately.


I’m alive.

Quite, actually.

And I’ve gotten a few acceptances lately, so here’s where you can find me:

  • Heart of Flesh has published three of my poems: “You’ve Come Undone,” “Like a Green Olive Tree,” and “Hearts Carved from Rock.” And please go check out the editor’s note. Veronica runs this mag and she’s my online twin. A Sylvia Plath die hard and former atheist, she now loves Jesus but still loves writing and publishing the gritty and raw. Because let’s face it guys, that’s what the Bible’s all about.
  • Ruminate wants to publish my piece, “Finding Road, Not Water” on their blog. This piece should be published some time in August so I’ll update you when it’s available online.
  • Rock and Sling will be publishing “Just as the Gazelle is Eaten” in their next issue. You can see what they’re all about here.

Anyhoodle, other than that, I’m teaching my daughter division (my head hurts), I’m teaching myself guitar (my fingers hurt), and I’m in the process of joining my church’s worship team so I can sing and tell God how perfect He is.

Life’s sweet, friends. And I’m mighty grateful for that.



Let’s get published, y’all.

You guys.

I need to get my stuff published.

But my stuff has a heart for Jesus and a gritty way of expressing itself.

So, “Good luck, Ericka” right?


Because my good friend, Veronica, just solved all of my problems.

She’s created the Heart of Flesh Literary Journal that is seeking writers like me.

And if you happen to be just like us, please submit your work, too.

Think of the ministry this could be, connecting Christians and non-Christians and aptly producing works that ACCURATELY portray the Christian faith.

No hair braiding or hand holding here, folks.

Can you do me a favor and share this post so we can get the word out? Tweet, Facebook, call your grandmother.

You should probably call your grandmother anyways.

I’d appreciate it. And so would she.

Here’s to creative genius, a deep love for the Savior, and painting the dark with light.

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