Erica Graham was born in a large eastern city. She hitchhiked alone from Buffalo, New York to Eugene, Oregon in the 1970s. Without knowing it, she retraced the route the pioneers took when the wagon trains rolled across this country. She fell in love then with the empty silent places. She is part Micmac, a Native American tribe in eastern Canada.
Her grandfather was a storyteller. Every Saturday morning, he made her breakfast and told her stories. She inherited her love of stories from him.
And her love of horses.
She now lives in a cottage on a mountain in rural Pennsylvania with her cat, Pixie.