I’m so very happy and proud to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Deeds Publishing of Athens, Georgia, to publish my novel, Black Iron Mercy.  Final edits have been applied to the manuscript and it’s on its way to the creative director for the layout process.


Whew!  It’s been four and a half years since I started the research for this project.  Nine months of research, two years of writing, a lifetime of editing, and five long months of querying and rejection have culminated in success.  It’s been a long road, but could have been so much longer if not for the help and support of my family and friends.

Thank you to all of YOU, my friends and followers, for your continued support through your words of kindness and encouragement, assessment and criticism.  So many of you have said the right words at just the right moment, providing motivation and inspiration to continue this voyage.  I’m grateful!

  1. Lala Simon says:

    CONGRATS! I’m so happy for you!

  2. Congratulations! I went through a similar experience with my book that was released just about one year ago. I want to read it.

  3. Congratulations! 😉

  4. Gwenny says:

    We Historical Fiction writers of the world raise a goblet of satisfaction to you.

  5. Congratulations. 🙂

  6. Candice says:

    Congrats to you! How exciting!

  7. Nice, congrats! And here’s to hoping for continued success 🙂

  8. Yay, congratulations!

  9. Awesome!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!

  10. deniseclaas says:

    Congratulations and both thumbs up! June will be here so fast, I wish you the best of luck! And hope to read your soon.

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  12. Celia Reaves says:

    Yippee! Many congratulations.

  13. Heidi says:

    Whoohoo!! You are such an inspiration!! I am inspired to get my business out and rolling. And to do like 100 pushups and maybe a marathon and sing some opera. yay!!!!

  14. Barb Knowles says:

    Wow this is awesome! Congratulations.

  15. Congratulations! I organize a monthly program for local authors; I’d love get an autographed copy and listen to you speak about your book.

  16. If there’s any one person I know who has the knowledge, the ambition, and the love of this era, who could possibly write a book without bias – and in full glory – it’s you, Eric. I’m so happy to see this!!!! You go bro! Congratulations are not enough – the publishment is!! 😀 😀

  17. Bound to Be Me says:

    Congratulations!! That is amazing. It must be nice knowing all the time and effort you put into your book finally paid off! Well done 🙂

  18. timatimeline says:

    Congratulations! your story is so inspiring so happy you got the ending you deserved.

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