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Erika Dreifus

Author and Publicist

Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories (Last Light Studio), which was named an American Library Association/Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. Currently, Erika is completing her first full-length poetry manuscript, which is tentatively titled Birthright. Since September 2017, Erika has served as the "Voice from the U.S.A." columnist for the U.K.'s Jewish Chronicle; her articles, essays, and book reviews have also appeared with the Forward, Jewish Week, JTA, Tablet, Washington Post, and many others. Since 2004, Erika has produced The Practicing Writer, a free (and popular) monthly e-newsletter on the craft and business of writing for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction. Formerly Media Editor for Fig Tree Books LLC, Erika now offers freelance coaching and book-publicity services, with a concentration on books on Jewish subjects. Visit Erika online at http://www.ErikaDreifus.com and follow her on Twitter @ErikaDreifus, where she tweets "on matters bookish and/or Jewish."