A Scribbler of Waking Dreams
Erik Bundy lives in the magical North Carolina woods where female chipmunks are called chipnuns, coyotes come by to tell him fairy tales about cunning coyote heroes, and mice claiming to be cousins move in for the winter then take the towels when they leave in spring. Unlike many writers, he doesn’t keep a cat in deference to his mouse cousins and because he couldn’t live up to its expectations.
He became a writer because it was a solitary pursuit, and since he had no friends, he figured why not turn a liability into an asset. Another option was becoming a shepherd, but mutton is his least favorite meat, and he couldn’t play a reed flute. Also, he’s the kind of guy who would worry too much about the flock. After all, sheep are out in all kinds of weather and everyone knows wool shrinks when it gets wet.
He is a graduate of the six-week Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop (where he lowered the class IQ by five or six points) and a grand prize winner of the Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition. More than thirty of his stories and poems have been published, and Untold Press published his novel, Magic and Murder Among the Dwarves in 2014.