About Eric

Eric Schlehlein is an author and freelance writer, passionate about most things Americana.  Signed to a contract with Deeds Publishing, LLC, his first novel, Black Iron Mercy, is now available for purchase.  His second novel, The Dim White Light, is just weeks from completion.

Eric has dedicated more than half of his life to serving others, first as a caregiver and group home manager for the developmentally disabled, the emotionally disturbed, and the mentally ill, and has now served his community as a lieutenant on the local fire department for more than fifteen years.  He’s also been known to deliver a hot, fresh pizza at a quick pace and fair profit.


As a two-time campaign manager, Eric is well-versed in political speak and has experience in writing political propaganda and speeches.

In 2009 he and his son invented a new sport, “Frizz,” that combines Frisbee and baseball.  The Lake Country Frizz Association was born, and they’ve now entered their seventh season of league play this spring. YOU are welcome to come and play with them.  It’s free.  Feel free to contact Eric for more information. In 2012 Eric authored and copyrighted a 78 page rule book, entitled “Frizz Rules and Regulations.”  If you’re interested in seeing how the game works, you can download the rules for free here:  Frizz Rules

Besides his service to the Lake Country Frizz Association as President and Chief Executive Officer, Eric is also the President of the Hartland Firefighters Association, Inc., a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the membership of the fire department and the community it serves through various charitable endeavors.

In 2013 Eric wrote the script for “Align on the Colors, Close up on the Colors,” a nine part documentary on the charge of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment on the railroad cut at Gettysburg, filmed and narrated by Gettysburg expert Frank P. Marrone Jr.

Additionally, Eric is the manager and editor of “The Iron Brigade in Media,” a page dedicated to preserving the memory and honor of the men of the 2nd Wisconsin, 6th Wisconsin, 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, and 24th Michigan Infantry Regiments from our civil war.  You can find his not-so-frequent posts on the Iron Brigade at www.facebook.com/Ironbrigademedia

  1. Trish says:

    I love history so I’m excited to follow your blog!

  2. howdy – thanks for dropping by and liking my post. I came and had a look at the decorative towels piece and it left me grinning. A good start to an overcast London morning.

  3. C.M. Colleran says:

    Great Intro!! I think we have a good deal in common, based simply on your bio. Both aspiring writers, politically engaged, & doing what we can to better our communities. Its easy to see you are an interesting, well rounded person, & I am very happy to have connected!

  4. Thanks for the visit to my blog and I hope you enjoyed the offerings. I’ll see you in my blog feed 🙂

  5. Hello Eric, I thoroughly enjoy reading at your site! I want to thank you for following my blog, http://www.PittyCityDogBlog.com and http://www.jcfredlund.com here at WordPress! I so hope that you will return again and again as there is always more good stuff on it’s way there about the truly amazing Pit Bull (Am-Staff). If you will send me your e-mail at badrap4bulls@gmail.com, I will be able to add you to my free Pitty City Press monthly newsletter, too! Thank you again and hope you’re having a really great day! Oh, and Cheers! 🙂 ~JC and Dazie, The Pit Bull (“”) (“”)

    • SG Storey says:

      Love historical fiction – with a very soft spot for Civil War era writing! Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog at oilandmarble.com and good luck on your hunt for an agent and publisher!! I look forward to reading you book once it’s out in the world!

  6. j. says:

    Thanks for the visit! I’m looking forward to looking around and hearing how the search for an agent goes — might need one of those myself one day. 🙂

  7. rickshep says:

    Thanks for your look at my blog. Rick Shepherd

  8. Thank you very much for the visit and follow. Best of luck with the manuscript. I can’t wait to read your writing!

  9. cynryan says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, Cancer Hits the Streets. I’ve enjoyed reading through your site. I’m a history buff as well!

  10. dog12 says:


    Thanks for liking Disco Kitty Cat. My eyesight is so poor these days, I had to do a double take when reading “The End; Pungent; Genial” as I thought it was porn. Must purchase readers!!


  11. Thank you for liking my blog . . . it is very much appreciated!

  12. I’m in the same boat manuscript wise. In the count down to get it finished1

  13. Jael says:

    Dear Eric, thanks for your recent visits to my latest blog. I came over to find out something about you, and became very emotional. I so appreciate that you’re invested in “helping” people–thank you. And your book sounds very interesting to me. I do know of a new publisher (Christian books)–but you may be looking for something else, or more, or different. Again, thank you for your visits–as I get more posts up, you may find other poetry of interest. God bless you.

  14. I wish you the best with your book! And thanks for the follow 🙂

  15. Hi fellow Eric,
    I’m a huge history buff (and a writer as well) and I look forward to reading your posts. I also like your strong sense of community service (I’m also a social worker). Have a great day!

  16. Mrun says:

    Hey Eric! Thanks for the like!
    Went through your blog and loved it! Decorative towels… haha😁.. looking forward to reading even more interesting/funny posts. And best luck with your manuscript!☺

  17. kauaiartist says:

    Thanks for liking my poem Ridiculous. It is a true story. And, coming from you, I take that like as quite a compliment.

    Brent Kincaid, WordMusic.

  18. darkgerudo says:

    thank you for reading and liking my post about “Confessions” 🙂 I really like your blog!

  19. Thank you for the follow Eric. Your about page is impressive and inspiring. Keep up the great work.

  20. booguloo says:

    What I could accomplish with just 10 percent of your energy. Thanks for saving the histories of those early veterans.

  21. Hi Eric you are a busy man. Thank you for liking my poem Tattoo. Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

  22. littlewolf121 says:

    Thanks for the like. But, Hamms? Really? 🙂

  23. Adventurer says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your posts are very interesting.

  24. gruundehn says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope I inspired some thought. That is my biggest goal, even for my Sunday personal posts.

    I presume that you are somewhere in Wisconsin although you do not provide enough detail for someone in Arizona to immediately understand where to go to see your sport of Frizz. Otherwise, it looks interesting..

  25. Thank you for stopping by to my blog. I honestly started blogging for therapy. I’m glad you liked one of my posts, as I thought no one would want to read what I talk about. Your blog is great by the way!

  26. Thanks for the like. The story continues every day.

  27. Em Cee says:

    Thank you for the like, Eric. History is my kick, too – my B.A. in the subject is around here, somewhere!

  28. Eric:
    Thank you for visiting my blog and the like. Good luck with your writing and other activities.

  29. astridswords says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and introducing me to a new site.

  30. Sophie says:

    Hi Eric, thank you so much for the like and for visiting my blog. I’ll be taking a look around yours. Sophie

  31. Thanks for visiting my blog Eric. I look forward to reading more of yours!

  32. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  33. johnwreford says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and your continued support-very much appreciated

  34. keeganarts says:

    thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my post on my photography portfolio!hope you enjoyed it – you blog looks great.

  35. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

  36. alesiablogs says:

    So wonderful to see you drop by my blog. My husbands family is from WI and actually own radio stations up that way! Love the tribute you shared on your last post.

  37. Thanks for stopping by sweetheart. Thanks for the *Like*.

  38. Avialee says:

    Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for liking my post! I really, really appreciate it 🙂

  39. AliciaTW says:

    Hi Eric! I was so surprised and delighted to see your ‘like’ on my post. Thank you! As a non-US publisher and author who is discovering (and blogging) the process of getting published in the States, I know from experience that it is not easy. I am sure, however, with your extraordinary background and the way you reach out to people, you’ll find the agent you need. Feel free to send your book to me for a possible endorsement.

  40. writesofdan says:

    I am in awe of your impressive resume, I will definitely be checking out the rules to Frizz, maybe I can start the first UK Frizz league if one doesn’t already exist. Thanks for liking my weird little story 🙂

  41. Hi Eric – thanks for the like on my ramshackle American Story…I have a long running Civil War research fascination myself and will remain interested to see how your book turns out. Is there a complete version of that documentary somewhere?

  42. dsanjoy says:

    Thanks for stopping by

  43. Jackie says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 🙂

  44. bowmanauthor says:

    Thanks for stopping by bowmanauthor.com. Very impressed with your site and your Civil War book. Has it been professionally edited? That helps a lot with finding an agent. I’m a big history buff and would want to read and review your book, when available. Let me know if you need editorial support. Check out my editorial page. I can format and publish as eBook to get you started. Print master for hard or softcopy. I wasn’t going to take on anymore jobs till Fall, but your book needs recognition. Great subject.

  45. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Eric. I love Civil War history as well. I’m from Missouri and as everyone knows, Missouri was as divided as any state during the war. Contrats on finishing your novel and good luck with it. Something someone told me – if you write a novel you’re not an aspiring author. You’re an author.

  46. divyaa68 says:

    Hi Eric! Thanks a bunch for having a look at my composition and am glad that you liked it. Really, your site is pretty impressive and unique! You are a political speaker…good to know! Even I’ve got a great interest in world politics! By the way, am a budding professional social worker. 🙂

  47. Nice site! Thanks for stopping by Leighton Literature.

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  49. zlackaty says:

    Glad you like my stuff. I try to upload a new cartoon once a day. I will follow you, and good luck on your writing!

  50. Sounds like you are one talented and interesting fellow. *big smile*

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