Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He began his career as an investigative reporter for newspapers in Virginia, and later became a grants, public relations and speech writer for nonprofit healthcare agencies.
Eric’s debut novel is the postapocalyptic science fiction story, The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More, published by Dagda Publishing in the United Kingdom in 2013. His poetry, prose and photography have been featured by publications throughout the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, 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, Poetry Pacific, Synchronized Chaos, Every Writer, Poetrypoeticspleasure Ezine, The International War Veterans’ Poetry Archive, Winedrunk Sidewalk: Shipwrecked in Trumpland, The Drabble, Spillwords, The Roanoke Times, The Bristol Herald Courier, The Free Lance-Star, The Daily Progress, The Culpeper Star-Exponent, The Culpeper Magazine, Piedmont Area Real Estate Magazine and A Story In 100 Words.
Eric’s poems and short stories were also included in seven anthologies: Dagda Publishing’s Threads in 2013 and All Hail the New Flesh in 2014; Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine’s 2016 Anthology, 2017 Anthology and 2018 Anthology; and Down in Dirt’s poetry collections The Flickering Light in 2019 and Outside the Box in 2020. Two of his poems were included in Newington Blue Press’ 2020 chapbook, Buk 100: My Old Man, A Birthday Greeting. Several of his poems and flash fiction horror tales were published in mini-book format in 2017 by the Poems-for-All project. 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 is a past editor for the dystopian arts and literature journal, The Bees Are Dead. He has been interviewed on Blog Talk Radio, by Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, by Bunbury Magazine and by Spillwords Press. In 2013, his work was featured in the University of Mary Washington Magazine.
Eric will always be a New Yorker at heart, but currently resides in his adopted Virginia, where he enjoys drinking coffee and occasionally glimpsing a falcon, fawn or fox among the high and clay-colored Alleghenies.