About Me

UntitledI live in Calgary, Alberta, the city where I was born and still love despite five-minute-long summers and constant airings of “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” during the Calgary Stampede. I write mostly fantasy, but occasionally dabble in other genres.  I served as an assistant editor for Nightmare Magazine from 2012 to 2017 and have coedited two anthologies. My story “Frog Song” in Strangers Among Us was nominated for a 2017 Aurora Award in the Best Short Fiction category.

For fun I enjoy running, CrossFit, playing the cello, camping, hiking in the mountains, bike rides, role-playing and board games, and, of course, reading. Sometimes I paint my individual toenails different colours. I’m a member of Calgary’s Imaginative Fiction Writers Association (not to be confused with unimaginative fiction writers) and have blogged with the Inkpunks, though not recently.

So far I’ve avoided Facebook, but am pretty addicted to Twitter, where you can find me at: @erikaholt.