About the Writer

I am a native New Yorker living in Savannah, and a writer/performer with a day job.  Writing credits include Salon.com and a blog on opensalon.com. I was a freelance journalist for The Guardian newsweekly (NYC), specializing in environmental issues, and worked as a canvasser for NYPIRG and Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade. After graduating from college, I worked at a salmon cannery in Naknek, Alaska (on the patch line); a fisherman told me in confidence that it was “the ugliest part of Alaska.”

I have worked as an ESL teacher with children K-4 in the Bronx, with adults at Hostos Community College (Civics and ESL) and at various language schools in Manhattan.  In 1990, a Fulbright Scholarship took me to Germany where I worked as a teaching assistant and tutor in a small town near Frankfurt called Heusenstamm.

My poetry has been published by U.K.-based Little Episodes and in The Awakenings Review. In 2012 I published a narrative memoir in Telling Our Stories Press.  My solo play Alzheimer’s Blues (co-written with my husband Lorinwas inspired by my mother, former actress Katherine Lind, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010. It premiered at Stage Left Studio in NYC in 2013 and enjoyed numerous subsequent performances in and outside of NYC.

My husband and I were in a car accident on September 29, en route to our new home in Savannah, Georgia. He and four of our five cats were killed. I am trying to live each day with as much strength and dignity as I can. It has not been easy.

www.ericaherd.com

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