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About Eric Sheridan Wyatt
Eric Sheridan Wyatt is an author and creative writing instructor in Sarasota, Florida. His short fiction has appeared in Spark, Silk Road Review, Ruminate, Saw Palm, and others. He has also been a contributing author to non-fiction anthologies, including Letters to Me. For several years, he was the host of the creative writing podcast, More Stories.
His writing is characterized by “compelling characters caught up in intriguing circumstances” and offers “lingering moments of introspection” contrasted with “delightfully wistful humor.”
Eric's first novel, In Loco Parentis was published in August of 2020.
His short story collection, The Blues and The Oranges, includes many of the stories published in the mentioned literary magazines, and features several unpublished stories.
Two books of short fiction, Oh, This Becoming (a fiction triptych) and And a Good Woman, Too (a novella) are available now in both print and Kindle editions.
His book, Five Stories, collects the first five short stories accepted for publication, and his non-fiction book, Your Legacy of Words: The Workbook is designed to help writers begin to tell the stories of their lives.
Eric's contact information, business inquiries, and blog can be found at www.WordsMatterESW.com and his podcast about writing and the creative life (More Stories) remains available on the Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and other fine podcast players.
Eric's social media platform of choice is Instagram. Follow him there by searching for one_writers_life
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