About Erika

Photo: Petra Hoette

I grew up in Vermont and attended Colby College and the University of Arizona, Tucson, where I received an MFA in poetry. I have been a Yaddo fellow, and live in Northern California with my husband and children—we live close to where gold was discovered in 1848. I love history, David Bowie, Oakland, Vermont, domestic shorthairs, fairy houses, mochas and movies.

Looking for Help for Aspiring Novelists?

Contact me at witchstrinity (**at**) yahoo.com or better yet, I’m on Twitter @ErikaMailman.


Anne of Green Gables
Little Women
Tom’s Midnight Garden
The Diamond in the Window
The Shipping News
The House on Parchment Street
The Haunting of Hill House
Year of Wonders
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Pride and Prejudice