About the Author
Born and raised in the Jersey Shore community of Harvey Cedars, Eric T. Houghton trained to become a concert pianist. In the mid-80's he received two advanced degrees in Piano Performance, and subsequently began a busy performing and teaching career that continues to this day. For 29 years he has been Artist Faculty member of the Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton, New Jersey. During the last 30 years, Houghton has performed both solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States, most notably debuting his own works. In 2012 he presented a deeply personal series of concerts, Musical Program of Recovery, where he shared through music his past struggles and current victory over alcoholism. More shows are planned, and a live-CD recording of one of the shows is available. As writer, Houghton just completed his 12th year writing a weekly summer column for The Beachcomber of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Clammer's Diary merrily delves into Houghton's life growing up at the shore, digging clams, working at his dad's boat rental business and general beach-bum activities. Houghton's tell-all memoir, Boozehound! Breaking a 30-Year Obsession, will be released in January 2013 by My Green Publisher, LLC. Book and other related information can be found at @Boozehoundbook on Twitter and http://www.facebook.com/boozehoundthebook. He lives in Ewing, New Jersey with his wife and three beautiful children.