Ernie’s been a writer and artist since as far back as…he can’t even remember how long ago, but it’s a safe bet there were probably charred sticks for writing on cave walls and such.
Nowadays, he lives near Boston with his wife, Kim, and their three kids. His first novel, ONLY WHEN I FALL, is adult upmarket fiction with elements of suspense.
Ernie was selected for two highly competitive writing contests: PitchWars and Query Kombat. As one of the sixty-four Query Kombat “kombatants” out of hundreds of entries submitted, Ernie advanced through a round-robin format where he eventually achieved the Top Adult Contemporary honor overall. And, for PitchWars, which is sort of like The Voice but for novelists, Ernie was one of just over a hundred writers chosen for a mentorship out of the thousands of entries received annually. Through PitchWars, Ernie was mentored by Kristen Lepionka, author of THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK and WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE (St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books).
When he’s not writing or doing freelance graphic design, Ernie enjoys playing with his kids, painting, binge-watching Netflix shows, and reading every book he can lay his hands on.