Erika Krouse is the author of two books of fiction. Her novel, Contenders, was published by Rare Bird Books in 2015, will be published this year by Aufbau-Verlag in Germany, and was a semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her collection of short stories, Come Up and See Me Sometime (Scribner), won the Paterson Fiction Award, was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the year, and has been translated into six languages. Erika’s short fiction has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, One Story, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Glimmer Train, Esquire.com, The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, Story, and other magazines and anthologies.
Erika received her M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently mentors for the Lighthouse Book Project and teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, where she received the 2014 Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence. Erika also works part time as a private investigator for Title IX and sexual assault cases, and lives in Boulder, Colorado.