Mostly, Erika Hoffman pens inspirational, non-fiction essays that have appeared in anthologies. Her stories are in 15 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her true tales are featured regularly in Sasee of Myrtle Beach. She’s had her advice on writing humor appear in The Writer as well as seeing her essays on the craft featured in the online Funds for Writers Magazine. Monthly, she produced a column on the subject of writing for a section called "The Writers’ Table" or in "End Notes" in the ezine Page & Spine. In 2020-2021 her serialized novella appears with a new chapter each week. Additionally, she teaches a course, on composing the personal essay, for the OLLI Institute of Duke University. In the spring of 2018, she helped the homeless, the addicted, and inmates on work release at the Durham Rescue Mission record their stories. She learned a lot from that volunteer job.
Although her niche seems to be the non-fiction narrative, she’s crafted fictional stories which have been featured in Deadly Ink Anthologies, Tough Lit. Magazines, and Page & Spine. In toto, she’s had over 400 pieces published. Erika has produced a couple of anthologies of her previously published stories and a couple of children’s books, now on Kindle.
Erika taught public high school for ten years and then raised four children. Her degrees are from Duke University. She resides with her husband in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A few times a year, she speaks for sundry groups, such as Rotary, teaching sororities, and writing organizations, like Carteret Writers, New Bern Writers, and Triangle Area Freelancers.
Erika was raised in New Jersey. She married her college sweetheart who hailed from Georgia. Their four children were born and raised in Siler City, NC. Now she is a grandma to eight kids under the age of six.