Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Home page: http://www.ericayala.net
Eric Ayala is a multi-faceted and gifted writer, director, author, actor, singer, and producer.
He's been published in 3 genres – all 3 pseudonyms he uses are variations of his full name.
Writing in the genre of Inspirational fiction and using the penname E.L. Ayala his first book Restoration was published in 1997. Then in 1998 he wrote, directed and produced the stage play Will You Be Made Whole which debuted on stage at the 14th Street Playhouse. The play was followed later that year with what was to become the first in the wholeness series. The book Will You Be Made Whole was followed by the success of the sequel Alabaster Box…Two Women One Struggle, and then …if i should die before i wake. Will You Be Made Whole [the play] continued to perform well over the next 3 years. Eric is currently working on the 4th book of the series entitled …an issue of blood.
* In 2003 his contemporary musical The Women debuted and sold out 2 performances at the Morton Theatre in Athens, Georgia.
In 2007 Eric entered a contest for women’s fiction and the pseudonym Erica Lewis was birth – he won the contest! From that victory he garnered a national book deal with Urban Soul and Kensington Publishing and penned the titles Arlington Heights  and Darkness In The Mirror .
In 2010 Eric facilitated a writing workshop and met a school teacher who introduced him to the next phase of his career as a screenwriter. He was initially hired to write and direct the phenomenal Black History Month production of Strange Fruit for Hopewell Christian Academy, but while working on the play he met Dr. William L. Sheals, who was also cast in Strange Fruit. Dr. Sheals hired Eric to write the screenplay for Sunday Morning Rapture, and brought him on as an Assistant Director. The movie Sunday Morning Rapture made its acclaimed premiere at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA in November 2011. Eric is presently working with Dr. Sheals as a co-writer on the book The Shepherd Must Smell Like The Sheep.
Subsequently, in the early part of 2011, under the pseudonym Lewis Ericson, the “urban street lit” title OUTCAST was contracted by the imprint Urban Renaissance and Kensington Publishing and the book was released nationally in December 2012. The sequel, Avenging Alex, follows on the 2013-2014 calendar year. His provocative novel The Mansion was also published under this pseudonym.
Eric’s stage and musical credits include The Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dreamgirls, Porgy and Bess, Pacific Overtures, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni, and Il Trovatore.
In addition to all of that he still finds the time to work with other authors and playwrights on various projects and freelance for Good Catch Publishing.
He’s been called a renaissance man. God calls him blessed!
Interests: Writing, Movies, Art, Reading, Music
Published writer: Yes