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Catching a summer cold changed Erica Spindler's life forever.
Up until that fateful malady, erica planned on being an artist. She had studied for that profession, earning both a BFA and a MFA in the visual arts. The in June of 1982, she stopped at a local drugstore to pick up cold tablets and tissues; the cashier dropped a free silhouette romance into her bag. She hadn't read a romance in years but once home, with nothing to do but sniffle and watch daytime TV, she picked that romance up--and was immediately hooked. For the next six months she read every romance she could get her hands on. Sometime during those months, she decided to try to write one herself.
The moment she put pen to paper, Erica knew she had found her true calling. Since that day, Erica has published twenty novels. Her titles have been published all over the world and RED was turned into both a wildly popular cartoon strip and daytime drama in Japan. Critics have called her stories "terrific twisted tales," and Publisher's Weekly praised CAUSE FOR ALARM, calling it "an intriguing look into the mind of someone for whom murder is simply a business."
Erica is a USAToday, New York Times extended and amazon.com bestseller. An RWA honor roll member, she received a Kiss of Death award for her novel FORBIDDEN FRUIT and is a three-time RITA award finalist. In 1999 Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her novel SHOCKING PINK a Listen-Up award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998.
Erica and her husband--a man she describes as funny, handsome and way too sassy--met in art school and have been together ever since. They have two sons, born nine and a half years apart. Erica makes her home just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, although she originally hailed from Rockford, Illinois.
She came to her present home in much the same way she came to writing--fate intervened. She and her husband, then college students, traveled to New Orleans to see the King Tut exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Without advance tickets, they had a choice: wait in line all day or spend the day sightseeing. They chose the latter and fell head-over-heels in love with the city.
Year 2002 will mark the publication od DEAD RUN, erica's first hardcover. It's the story of a woman who travels to Key West, Florida to search for clues to the disappearance of her sister. There, she uncovers an evil that threatens to destroy all she holds dear. In DEAD RUN Erica has created a terrifying tale of good versus evil.
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