About Us

Eric was born in 1971 and moved with his family to a wheat farm near his grandparents when he was in the 6th grade.  Books and music became quick friends on the farm and both have held a special place on the stuffed bookshelves of his home in the country ever since.  Today, he is happily married and the dad of three, an author and editor, Sunday School teacher to growing families, manager of a small law firm, and enjoys his work with aspiring teachers in his role as an adjunct professor in Early Childhood Education at a nearby college.

Children’s books are among the family’s most prized possessions and total more than 200 and growing.  Every week, Eric reads at least one or two of them to his daughters and another one or two to his education-major college students.

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  1. Help! I want to get your writings every day! (That there is one!) What do I need to do? Auntie Jana who went from etch-a-sketch to high tech without much training!!

    • That’s great! All you have to do is go to the home page and scroll down the page and look to the right side of the screen. There just below the Facebook list is a box where you can enter your email to subscribe and then it will be in your inbox every morning. We post new material Monday through Friday! Love you.

  2. Eric–just received your lovely note about Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, but no return address. So, here’s the note I wrote to you. Thanks again. LB

    Dear Eric,
    Thanks so much for your lovely note, and my apologies for the typing, but my handwriting is indecipherable to anyone but me. And for any delay in getting back to you—it sometimes takes the publisher a while to get these to me.
    What a brave family you are, opening a bookshop, but chocolate, too. That is such a perfect combination. Please do send along a picture or two when you get it set up. I can almost smell it from here, chocolate and paper: lovely. And kids books, too. If you all decide to sell middle grade novels, too, ages 9 to 14, take a look at my last three books, which are all mysteries around writers: Steinbeck’s Ghost, The Haunting of Charles Dickens, and Bridge of Time (about Mark Twain). I hope you guys will like them.
    Do you know about The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, that is, the real thng, in England. After the book came out I was contacted by a young bookseller there, who wanted to name his shop (now two shops) after the book. And there it is, in real life. I couldnt’ have asked for anything btter. I’ve not visited them yet, but Hereward and I have become great e-pals. Beautiful shops, too. Check them out on the web. They’re in Tetbury and Nailsworth.
    Anyway, thanks so much for the note. I wish you all the best of luck with this venture. And again, please keep me posted.


    • Hello! I am so grateful for your response and these more than encouraging words. I apologize for not including our address; I can’t believe I forgot to include it. Thank you again!

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