More About the Author
A decade or so ago, Erica Miner was a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City. When injuries from a car accident forced her to give up her professional musical career, she knew she needed another creative outlet and turned to her lifelong love of writing to fill the gap, studying screenwriting and novel writing in New York and Los Angeles. Her first screenplay, Hummingbird, won an award in the Writers Digest competition, and other scripts have been winners in the Santa Fe and WinFemme competitions. Erica's debut novel, Travels With My Lovers, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards. In 2009, she published FourEver Friends, a coming-of-age novel set in the 1960s. Her suspense thriller, Murder In The Pit, based on her experiences at the Met Opera, was published in June of 2010, and has garnered five-star reviews across the board. Erica has written screenplays for all three of her published novels.
Erica's writings have appeared in Vision Magazine, WORD San Diego, Our City - Istanbul, and numerous E-zines, and she is currently writing opera articles and reviews for the well known website OperaPulse.com. Erica has appeared in dozens of interviews on radio and online. She lectures widely on writing and opera and is a top-rated lecturer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.