I am an unconventional, multi-genre writer and poet based in sunny Florida. All my characters are my muses, living in a wide range of worlds from mystery, romantic comedy and LGBT to metaphysical thriller, horror, speculative & science fiction.

My characters journey through terrifying lands of self-discovery, with all the complications and confusion that comes with it. But what awaits on the other side is a deep understanding about the travelers and their journey. It’s an expansion of consciousness: a longing for life and love, a compassion for others and for self. I aim to instill a similar longing and compassion in readers. How well do we really know our friends and family? How well do we even know ourselves?

Travels as a military brat have rooted a deep appreciation for adventure and world cultures. All the unique people and places I’ve encountered have inspired my writing and encouraged a passion to connect with them through my work. This connection with each other is what keeps us tethered to our humanity. Welcome, dear readers. My name is Erica Ruhe. I hope you enjoy what you find here.


My first published short story, In The Periphery, appears in the anthology, Uncommon Origins. Buy a copy and get an in-depth preview of my current novel-in-progress, as well as a collection of other talented writers featured by Fighting Monkey Press.