About the author


Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  He began his career as an investigative journalist and later became a grants, public relations and speech writer for nonprofit healthcare agencies.  His poetry, stories, commentary and reporting have been featured throughout over 50 print and online publications in nine countries: the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Turkey, India and Australia.  These include Newsday (New York State’s third-largest newspaper and America’s 10th-largest), the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia’s second-largest newspaper), The Roanoke Times (Virginia’s third-largest newspaper), The Free Lance-Star, The Daily Progress, The Galway Review, Every Day Fiction and Quail Bell Magazine.  

Eric’s writing and photography were also selected for 11 anthologies, two chapbooks and six mini-books between 2013 and 2021, from publishers such as Peeking Cat Literary, Down in the Dirt, Newington Blue Press and Poems-for-All.  Every Writer’s Resource named his poem “The Writer” as one of EWR’s Best of 2019.  He was nominated for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology and for Spillwords Press awards in 2020, 2021 and 2022.  His debut novel was the postapocalyptic science fiction story, The Dogs Don’t Bark in Brooklyn Any More, published in 2013 by Dagda Publishing in the United Kingdom.

In 2021, Eric’s reflections on the 9/11 terror attacks were carried by Newsday, The Roanoke Times, and The Bristol Herald Courier, reaching a combined readership of 706,000 people.  His comments the following year about cultural attitudes toward education were published by Newsday and a number of Virginia newspapers, reaching an even greater readership of 733,000.  One of his most popular poems to date is an anti-Trump limerick that was “liked” by more than 7,000 people in 2019 and was retweeted by George Conway, a founder of The Lincoln Project super PAC.  Also that year, Eric’s review of Dark Horse Comics’ Grendel series was quoted by the company to promote the celebrated title’s relaunch; his comments were then carried by major entertainment news sites like tripwire magazine, Broken Frontier and Pastrami Nation.

Eric is a past editor for the dystopian arts and literature journal, The Bees Are Dead.  He has been interviewed by Blog Talk Radio, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Bunbury Magazine and Spillwords Press, and his poetry was featured periodically on the Dead Letter Radio podcast.  His writing was highlighted in 2014 in the University of Mary Washington Magazine.  He was profiled in 2022 in the national Poets & Writers Directory.

24 thoughts on “About the author”

    1. Thanks, Dave! 🙂 It’s been great fun catching up with you recently, and it’s great for me to see an old friend and classmate succeeding with his own business. I wish you continued good luck!


      1. Listen to the crickets cry … And the early birds sigh … As a bird takes a **** on a little rock and makes shawny head Degnan cry !! …. Epic man !
        How have you been old friend ? The times we ha together are the best ever had;)
        To this day I always tell everyone about the amazing times we had and the stories you would tell while we all were under the deck in the dark. Do you remember ?

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      2. Oh my GOD! Adam!! I can’t believe it is actually you!! I have tried to find you, your brother and Shawn on social media for years!! Would you believe that all three of you guys have somewhat common names? (I’m thinking “Huhn” is either German or Dutch?) How the heck are ya!! Of COURSE I remember telling ghost stories with you guys under the porch! It is one of the things that made me want to become a horror writer — I talked about it in one of the interviews I did after my novel was published!! I mentioned you guys in a recent blog post too: https://ericrobertnolan.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/this-makes-me-think-of-shawn-degnan-jason-huhn-and-adam-huhn-and-telling-ghost-stories-under-the-porch/

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  1. Well aren’t YOU adorable! It seems from the top o’ the page photo that you are a lover of my drug of choice as well (coffee, of course). I, too, have some Irish in my lineage, and am a displaced New Yorker (adoptee) who spent some time on the Virginia side the beltway. (“Shared custody” – lol.)

    From reading this About page, we seem to have more than a few elements in common, including the fact that we are BOTH awake and on the ‘net at going on 2:30 AM Eastern! So I have clicked to follow you (and not just because you followed me first, btw, but thanks for that).

    Congrats on publishing your novel – I LOVE the title! I shall put it on my lengthy reading list based on what little I’ve read of your phrasing and Kimi Small’s review snippet, plus the fact that your descriptions are “cinematographic.” My first career was acting/directing.

    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. Hello, Eric! Thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts. Your blog seems inetresting. I’ll make sure to have a look.

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