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 having her essays on the craft published in the online Funds for Writers Magazine. Monthly, she produces a column on the subject of writing for a section called The Writers’ Table in the ezine Page & Spine. Additionally, she teaches a course, on composing the personal essay, for the OLLI Institute of Duke University. Last spring, she helped the homeless, the addicted, and inmates on work release at the Durham Rescue Mission record their stories.
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 350 pieces published. Erika has produced a couple of short books 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 six kids under the age of four.