Ericka Lutz's novel, The Edge of Maybe, is available from Last Light Studio books in 2012.
She is the author of seven non-fiction books including On the Go with Baby: A Stress-Free Guide to Getting Across Town or Around The World, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Looking Great for Teens (translated into Polish) and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Friendship for Teens (translated into Portuguese).
Ericka is a two-time recipient of a fiction fellowship at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her award-winning short stories and personal essays have appeared in books, anthologies, and journals, and her articles, book reviews and advice columns have appeared nationally in magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. She was a founding editor and wrote a popular monthly columns, "Red Diaper Dharma" and "Solo," at the online literary magazine Literary Mama.
She has been interviewed on over 40 radio shows including "The Parent's Journal" on NPR and has been a featured guest on KRON-TV and KGO (ABC) in San Francisco.
Since 1998, Ericka has been on the professional faculty at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, where she teaches writing, speaking, and business communication. Since 1992 she's edited and consulted with writers about their writing and the writing process. She also teaches fiction writing and public speaking for U.C. Berkeley Extension
Ericka enjoys solo performance, travel, dogs, flying in small planes (as a passenger), hiking, gardening, and hanging out with large zoo animals.