Born in a northwest Louisiana hill town, about a mile from fabled Black Bayou, he often swam with the alligators and water moccassins. He has degrees in geology from Northeast and the University of Arkansas but discovered his love for writing during the oil bust of the eighties.
Eric has written about seventy short stories and ten books, more than a few of them murder mysteries. Many of his short stories and mysteries draw on his knowledge of geology and the oil industry. He is currently collaborating with a Hollywood producer to adapt the novel Big Easy for the screen. He is an avid blogger and has written extensively about the 80s oil bust, and oil patch lore on his blogs.
Eric now lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with wife Marilyn. He now has three dogs - an Australian Cow Dog named Patch, two pugs named Princess and Scooter, a big ol' bulldog named Oscar - and three cats named Goldie, Buster and Buttercup.
He lost Velvet and Lucky a while back, and still misses them, along with King Tut, Duke, Bob 1 (dog), Bob 2 (cat), Casey, Slick, Chuck, Hamlet, Chani, Mad Max, and many more. He has more pet stories than he can ever possibly tell, but he keeps trying.