About Erica

Erica is a freelance journalist, humorous essayist, and author whose articles and essays have appeared most recently The Independent, USA Today, Washington Post, Sun Sentinel, Salon, NY Daily News, the Atlantic, and Woman’s World. She’s also appeared in the New York Times, Village Voice, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal and many more.

Erica’s currently a contributing writer at Seniorplanet.org. Her Substack newsletter is SnarkySenior.com and she also writes a newsletter about aging for Kaiser Permanente: LifeExperienced.com. You can read those stories on the Life Experienced archive.

Erica’s most recent book is I’m Old So Why Aren’t I Wise; Snarky Senior in the Sunshine State, a memoir/essay collection about her adventures with aging.

She co-authored the top selling Demon of Brownsville Road with Bob Cranmer which was published by Berkley/Penguin in August, 2014 and was optioned by New Line Cinema for a movie version which is currently in development. Her humorous first novel, Interview with a Jewish Vampire was self-published in December, 2011.

She has also authored two non-fiction self-help books, including He’s History You’re Not; Surviving Divorce After Forty published by GPP Life in 2009 and The Doctor’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery published by Random House in 2003.

Erica’s main website is www.ericamanfred.com but also check out TellYourTrueLifeStory.com, her personal history site. She interviews elders and produce books about their lives for families who want to preserve their wisdom and life stories. She specializes in Jewish personal history and memoir. Her first personal history was recently published: Macro Man by Leo Fishman. It was presented to the Fishman family on the occasion of the author’s 100th birthday party.

You can call Erica at 845-901-6107 or email her at askerica@gmail.com.