Logophile and wordsmith Ericka Kastner has chosen writing as her primary art form since she developed a fondness for her first thesaurus at age 10. She finds herself extraordinarily lucky to be paid to write and more than 500 of Ericka's works are published online and in print publications.
Her career highlights include interviews with the artist Christo and Senator Mark Udall and being stung in the face by a bee smashed behind her camera while photographing 2,400,000 honebees for a magazine assignment. Ericka traveled to Cuba in 2015 and spent her days wandering the streets, talking to the Cuban people so she could come home and tell their stories in print.
Literary and photographic honors include membership in the Colorado Author's League, exhibition of her poetry in the art show "Below the Surface" at the Salida Regional Library, and an invitation to read her poetry to a gathering of the Shavano Poets.
Ericka is available for freelance work writing feature stories, copy writing, blog writing, editing and photojournalism.
She writes from inside her tiny home on wheels-a restored vintage 1979 Avion trailer- that she parks in the wilderness wherever she can find the best view. She loves wandering in the woods, experiencing big snows, digging in the dirt, and sharing a home-cooked meal with friends. Ericka is inspired by the poetry of Alice Walker and Kim Addonizio, yearns to have a darkroom in her home, and has learned the hard way that the best days begin with meditation at sunrise.
She’ll travel anywhere on the globe for a story.