JONATHAN MICHAEL ERICKSON is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. He studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and received his PhD in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where his research focused on neuroscience and imagination. When he’s not writing science fiction, Jonathan is a life coach, a graduate school instructor, an animal lover, an advocate for the environment, and has been known to moonlight as an improv comic.
Read more about Jonathan at his website.
Biggest literary influencers:
Ursula LeGuin, Philip K. Dick, Robert HeinLein, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Robert Anton Wilson, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Orson Scott Card, Cormac McCarthy, Kazuo Ishiguro, Lewis Hyde, C.G. Jung, James Hillman
The book that changed your life:
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung completely changed the way I view myself and the world.
Currently working on:
Song of Ancients Book III.
Words to live by:
“Imagination makes this world. May love be your guide as you make your way through it.” – Proteus
Advice to new and aspiring authors:
Treat your writing like a loving relationship: make quality time for it, listen to what it wants, and be honest about your needs.
“I LOVE this little-yet-mighty book.”
– SoCal Guy
“Accessible, diverse, interesting, and inspiring.”
– Paul Plamondon
“The next time one of my library patrons asks what the best new Science Fiction is, this is the title I will recommend.”
– Mary Stark