Karl Erickson lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife and children. He considers himself primarily a writer of fiction. He is the author of two lighthearted children’s books: Toupee Mice and Tristan’s Travels. Both are published by Rafka Press. Kimberly Erickson is the wonderful illustrator. He also recently completed his first mystery novel (for older audiences), The Blood Cries Out. The latter tale is set primarily between Seattle and Friday Harbor.
Karl and Kimberly Erickson enjoy opportunities to speak and share their family’s spiritual journey. Karl is also one of the founding members of the Catholic Writers' Guild, a new association of Catholic writers and artists engaged in trying to make a difference for God and bring creative renewal to Catholic literature.
Kimberly Erickson is an artist and the illustrator of his children’s books. Kimberly is the daughter of artist John Carroll Collier, the celebrated sculptor of the Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City. Her grandfather, Carroll Collier, is also a successful landscape artist. Over the last few years in particular, Kimberly has experimented with a wide variety of art mediums--from "water gilding" a large frame for Saint Peter's Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to painting gouache illustrations for Karl's books for children. It should be no surprise, then, that the intersection of faith and the arts is a particular passion for both Karl and Kimberly.
In Karl’s "spare time," he works as a number cruncher for the State of Oregon. When time allows, he loves hiking in the Pacific Northwest forests or along the Pacific Coast, and you will often spot him carrying his trusty Canon EOS Rebel T3 camera. Karl and Kimberly also enjoy playing with their new Newfoundland--a quickly growing puppy.