For many years now, Erin Bower has worked closely with author and VA Firm co-founder Richard Starr, a position with rapidly shifting priorities that has required her to wear many hats—from website coder and salesperson to project manager, researcher, editor, property manager, and even co-author.
Originally from Cleveland, Erin graduated magna cum laude with Honors from Cleveland State University in 2008. After moving to Los Angeles, she developed a post-collegiate reputation as a strong organizer, able to adapt easily to new categories of information, as well as an excellent manager of personnel and resources.
As a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and creative force, Erin spent more than twelve years working in retail environments, developed herself as a creative Intern with the prominent publisher Les Figues Press, and became an author and editor of published fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, and poetry.
In 2011, her poem, “James Brown in Springtime”, appeared in Say It Loud: Poems About James Brown, from Whirlwind Press.
She is also the co-editor of the anthology The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes, which features all-new stories by top authors from film, television, and literature. As a fiction writer, she co-wrote several media tie-in short stories and novellas including “Sherlock Holmes and the Other Eye”, published in Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook, edited by the late Howard Hopkins, and “The Masque” in The Lone Ranger Chronicles, the first-ever anthology of original Lone Ranger stories, which includes contributions from multiple New York Times bestselling authors.