Here’s the Scoop

“We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming to Bring You this Important News Bulletin”

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Retrieved from Creative Commons, 2/22/2017

Hi, I’m Erika and I’m reporting to you from my home office in the middle of Nowhere, Iowa.

(True story. This is a picture of my home office.)

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Here are some special updates that I would like to share with you. (Basically, the scoop):

First, if you’re interested in receiving my monthly newsletter please submit your email address in the box below. I will be including updates on my journalism project, articles I have published outside of Medium, writing prompts, book reviews and as I continue to research writing contests, fellowships and grant opportunities I will share them with you along the way. (Knowing me I’ll probably throw in a ridiculous anecdote about my cats here and there)

Next up, please check out my virtual journalism project. I’ll be launching the project this weekend in Pella, Iowa. To learn more visit my Generosity campaign.

I have included links to two Iowa Travel websites for you to check out. You can email me at and share what sparked your interest. We’ll be sure to add it to our list of adventures while “touring the state of Iowa and virtually bringing it back to you.”

Last, feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and The Huffington Post. You can also follow my eight cats on the “Crazy Cat Lady Photoblog.”

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Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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