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Ericka Clay

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Ericka Clay is a former atheist and current author of gritty, contemporary Christian fiction. She’s just released her novel, A Violent Hope, and is in the process of writing her next one, You Once Were Darkness.

Ericka has been awarded a number of times by Writers Digest for various short fiction pieces, she has written four novels (one of which placed as a quarter-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest) and has had the privilege of sharing her craft, teaching writing classes and holding writers workshops in the South Texas area. She released her novel, A Violent Hope, through her literary imprint, Believable Books, on October 6, 2020.

Ericka lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, daughter, two dogs and an insatia
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The Problem With Eating People

There’s been an internal damage done within the hearts of people. And now, we’re hell bent on eating them. You might have heard about this phenomenon, the one where we’re … Continue reading The Problem With Eating People
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“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

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“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”
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“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalms 116:1-2 NIV)”
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