“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: ‘It’s gonna go wrong.’ Or ‘She’s going to hurt me.’ Or ‘I had a couple of bad love affairs so therefore …’ Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
Eric has written a novel, a book of poetry, and three unproduced feature length screenplays.
Born and raised in Slinger, Wisconsin. Eric began writing at the tender age of 6 with stories about his pet mouse, Eddie. He won a number of scholarships for writing during high school and went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a career in creative writing. Graduating in 2012 with a degree in poetry, Eric worked odd jobs as he pursed his craft. He wrote his first novel Women & Whiskey in 2013 and spent many years, too many years, editing it before moving on to screenwriting. In 2017, he moved to Brooklyn, NY to further his career and change his scenery.
Eric's interests include real estate investing. He flipped in a house in 2016, which earned him his way to New York. Eric has worked in sales since he was child working at the counter at his parent's jewelry store.
Eric has backpacked through 26 different countries. He's lived in Yellowstone National Park for a summer.
His favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He enjoys films by David Fincher and Rian Johnson.
When not creative writing, Eric helps businesses with their copywriting and voice acts in commercials and narrations. He also runs a dogwalking business in Brooklyn, NY.