“Nolan’s weaving of the present and the past was remarkable–because in this action, he has revealed his interest in and his grasp on the psychology of people. Eric Robert Nolan is a natural. He is deliberate is his storytelling and cinematographic in his descriptions.” — Book Reviewer Kimi Small, about “The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More.”
Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He spent several years as a news reporter and editorial writer for the Culpeper Star Exponent in Culpeper, Virginia. His investigative work has also appeared on the front pages of numerous newspapers and local magazines in Virginia, including The Free Lance – Star and The Daily Progress. Eric entered the field of philanthropy in 1997, as a grants, public relations and speech writer for nonprofit healthcare organizations. He also designed and taught curricula for grant writing training courses for healthcare professionals.
Eric’s debut novel is the postapocalyptic science fiction story, “The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More.” It was published by Dagda Publishing on November 19th, 2013, and is available at Amazon.com both in paperback and for Kindle.
Eric’s poetry, short stories and photography have been featured by publications throughout the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and India. These include Quail Bell Magazine, Dagda Publishing, Every Day Poets, Every Day Fiction, Illumen, Down in the Dirt, Under The Bed, The Piker Press, Dead Beats Literary Blog, Microfiction Monday Magazine, Dead Snakes, UFO Gigolo, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, The Bright Light Cafe, Aphelion, Tales of the Zombie War, Haikuniverse, The Bees Are Dead, Poems-for-All, Poetry Pacific, Every Writer, Poetrypoeticspleasure Ezine, The International War Veterans’ Poetry Archive, and Winedrunk Sidewalk: Shipwrecked in Trumpland.
His poems and short stories were also included in six anthologies: Dagda Publishing’s “Threads” in 2013; Dagda Publishing’s “All Hail the New Flesh” in 2014; Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine’s 2016 Anthology, 2017 Anthology and 2018 Anthology; and Down in the Dirt’s “The Flickering Light” in 2019. Eric’s science fiction/horror story, “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal,” was nominated for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology.
Eric also currently enjoys partnering with Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron and Dennis Villelmi on The Bees Are Dead, a transatlantic webzine devoted to dystopian and post-apocalyptic prose, poetry, art and photography.
Eric will always be a New Yorker at heart, but currently resides in his adopted Virginia, where he enjoys drinking coffee, reciting the poetry of W.H. Auden, and occasionally glimpsing a falcon, fawn or fox among the high and clay-colored Alleghenies.