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Erica Miner

Email: emwriter@earthlink.net

Violinist turned author Erica Miner has had a multi-
faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author
and poet. A native of Detroit, she studied music at Boston
University and the New England Conservatory of Music.
After experiencing a variety of highs and lows in her
quest to forge a career in New York City, Erica won the
coveted position of violinist with the Metropolitan Opera
Company. Performing in this high-pressured milieu while
raising her two children on her own, Erica felt gratified,
confident that she had reached the pinnacle of her field.

But one day her life became even more challenging, when
as a result of a car accident she was no longer able to
perform on the violin. Searching for a new creative outlet,
she drew upon her lifelong love of writing for inspiration.
She studied poetry writing and screenwriting, winning a
number of awards in both categories. Her six screenplays
have won awards and/or placed in such competitions as
American Accolades, WinFemme, Santa Fe and the Writer’s
Digest. Now a Southern California resident, Erica honed
her screenwriting skills with author and script guru Linda
Seger of "Making a Good Script Great" fame and with Ken
Rotcop, the author of “Perfect Pitch.”

Eventually Erica set out to write about her life as a
musician and single mother and published her first novel,
Travels with My Lovers, winner of the Fiction Prize in the
Direct from the Author Book Awards. Inspired by her
journals written during her travel adventures in Europe
with and without her children, Erica penned her novel with
a dual goal: first, to entertain; and second, to speak to all
generations of women and encourage them to express
their emotional freedom. Erica has recently completed
screenplay adaptations for this novel and for her suspense
thriller, Murder In The Pit, which takes place at the Met.
She is currently at work on a novel series with ‘baby
boomers’ in mind, chronicling a young girl’s coming of
age in the volatile 60s and 70s.

In addition, Erica has developed a number of writing
lectures and seminars related to Travels With My Lovers,
which she has presented at various venues across the
West Coast and abroad. She has recently been proclaimed
a ‘Top-rated Speaker’ by Celebrity Cruise Lines, and her
writings have appeared in San Diego Vision Magazine,
WORD San Diego and numerous E-zines. Details about
Erica’s novels, screenplays, seminars and interviews can
be found on her website, http://www.ericaminer.com

Interests: Travel, music, health-related issues

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • Travels With My Lovers