Reminds of of when you were small and drawing all the monsters, warriors, guns, etc. I said “Eric, why dont’ you draw something nice and pleasant?” You drew me a beautiful pastoral scene of flowers, grass, bubbling stream and I said, “Now that’s what I mean”. You said, “But Grandma, there’s sharks in that water!” – My Grandma, Virginia Adair
My name is Eric and I like to write.
It’s that simple.
I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I have a degree in English from Oklahoma State.
Winner of the Monologging Pictured Pause People’s Choice Award for 2015 for “Clinging”.
Keota High School in Keota, OK created the Eric Dean Award for Creative Writing
My short story, “My Porcelain Monster” was published in Charon Coin Press‘ State of Horror: Illinois anthology available now on Amazon and iTunes, or as an audio book. It was also published in Issue #3 of Creepy Campfire Quarterly by EMP Publishing.
My short story, “The Boatman”was published in Charon Coin Press’ Paying the Ferryman anthology available now on Amazon.
My short story, “Charlie the Undying” was published in Charon Coin Press’ State of Horror: Tennessee anthology.
I’ve written and illustrated a children’s book titled The Paintbrush that Just Wanted to Help, and it’s available for free HERE and HERE. In July of 2016, the story was selected for inclusion in a 2nd grade English-language reading textbook in India, by Jeevandeep Publications, Mumbai, India.
My short story, “The Black Meat” has been published on Monologging.org, on S.H. Roddey’s Haunted Head, and in Literati Presents #5 by Literati Press.
My Poetry has been featured in The Commonline Journal, here and here,
in the 2016 issue of J’Parle’ Literary Magazine,
in Tulsa Sunset Publications, issue #2 (2014),
in the 9th issue (2014) of Literary Hatchet, by Pear Tree Press (pages 63-65)
in the 10th issue (2014) of Literary Hatchet, by Pear Tree Press (page 77)
and in Oklahoma State University’s Papyrus, Volume 10 (2005).
Thanks for stopping by – I hope you find something you enjoy.
Any works I have for sale on Amazon can be found here.
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Permission to use story – The Paint Brush that Just Wanted to Help
I’m writing on behalf of Jeevandeep Publications, Mumbai, India.
The publisher wishes to use the story The Paint Brush that Just Wanted to Help as a chapter in the English course book created for Grade 2 students (for sale and circulation in India).
The story will be adapted to suit the grade. The publisher will give the author and site credit at the end of the poem.
Do let us know if we can use the story.
Hello Kanchan! I’ve emailed you at the email address you left on your comment. Please respond to me via email and we can make something happen. 🙂