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 organizations.
Eric’s writing has been featured throughout 35 print and online publications in the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, Australia and India. These include Quail Bell Magazine, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Illumen, The Fifth Di, The Free Lance-Star and The Daily Progress. His debut novel is the postapocalyptic science fiction story, The Dogs Don’t Bark in Brooklyn Any More, published in 2013 by Dagda Publishing in the United Kingdom.
Eric’s writing was also selected for nine 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, Outside the Box in 2020, Inside the Box in 2020 and Late Frost in 2020. Two of his poems were included in Newington Blue Press’ 2020 chapbook, Buk 100: My Old Man, A Birthday Greeting. A number of his poems and flash fiction horror tales were published in mini-book format by Poems-for-All.
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. The following year, Every Writer’s Resource named his poem “The Writer” as one of EWR’s Best of 2019. One of his most popular poems to date is an anti-Trump limerick that was “liked” by more than 8,000 people and was retweeted in 2019 by George Conway, a founder of The Lincoln Project Super PAC.
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 writing 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.