If interested, Eric is currently shopping two feature-length screenplays:
-- Lights, Camera, Christmas, a holiday rom-com by Eric Maus.
When a jaded holiday movie actress finally gets a shot at a blockbuster film, the only thing standing in her way is her current holiday role, a crowdfunded tale directed by the sister of the enthusiastic male lead, who’s small town charm makes the actress question her whole career.
-- Holiday on the Hills, a holiday rom-com written with Adam Maus.
A small town woman turned big city loser returns home for Christmas to work at her parents’ jewelry store when she falls for her old crush again, who’s revitalizing the town ski chalet for Snow Ball, the same dance he stood her up at in high school.
-- Electric Peak, a family adventure.
Lost and separated on Electric Peak, a teenage girl amputee, an over-protective mom, and a team of sled dogs must survive wild animals, a crazed fur trapper, and mother nature to find each other and make it home.
Screenplays and novel are available upon request.
“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.”
Born and raised in Slinger, Wisconsin. Eric began writing at the tender age of 6 with stories about his pet mouse, Eddie. He wrote his first rap, called "Chipmunk," at the prestigious age of 8. He started his first novel at 12, but soon abandoned the project. 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 BA in partying, I mean poetry, Eric worked odd jobs as he pursued his craft. While serving tables for a country club, he finished his first novel Women & Whiskey in 2013.
In 2017, he moved to Brooklyn, NY to study the characters of the city and to write screenplays.
Currently, he creates comedy sketches and is developing his next holiday rom-com. He also runs the Brooklyn Comedy Writers' Group.
Eric's interests include real estate investing. He flipped in a house in 2016, which earned him his way to New York. Eric worked in sales since he was child working at the counter at his parent's jewelry store.
Eric backpacked through 26 different countries. He's lived in Yellowstone National Park for a summer.
He also loves dogs. He even got national news for saving a dog in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Who knew?
His favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F. Scott Fitzgerald. His favorite poets are Walt Whitman, Charles Bukowski, T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Bob Dylan, J. Cole and Nas.
When not writing, Eric voice acts in commercials and narrations. He also runs a dogwalking business in Brooklyn, NY called All-Weather Dogz.