Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories, which was named an ALA/Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. Stories in that collection were published, sometimes in slightly different versions, in Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, TriQuarterly, Southern Indiana Review, Jewish Education News, Mississippi Review Online, and elsewhere. Erika is currently at work on a poetry manuscript tentatively titled Birthright. Since 2004, she has published The Practicing Writer, a free and popular e-newsletter for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction. She lives in New York City, works as Media Editor for Fig Tree Books LLC, and teaches occasionally at MFA programs, writing conferences/centers, and libraries.