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Jack Erickson

Jack Erickson is the author of international thrillers, mysteries, true crime, and romantic suspense novels. His short mystery Perfect Crime has been an Amazon No. 1 best seller since it was published in 2011.

Early Careers

Interviewing high-level officers at Milan’s Questura [police headquarters] while researching Thirteen Days in Milan and No One Sleeps was one of the most exciting experiences in my forty-year writing career.

Erickson was a U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, U.S. Senate speechwriter, freelance writer, senior editor at a national trade association, publisher, and Silicon Valley financial advisor.

In the 1980s, Erickson wrote freelance articles for The Washington Post about the emerging craft brewing industry. He launched RedBrick Press and wrote and published five books, including the first history of microbreweries, Star Spangled Beer: A Guide to America’s New Microbreweries and Brewpubs, which was awarded best self-published book in 1987. He also wrote a cookbook, three travel guides, and a monthly business newsletter for craft brewing industry leaders.

While Erickson was reporting on the craft brewing industry, he was a guest speaker at events sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, Disney World, Sunset magazine, and resorts, as well as brewing, library, and publishing conventions.

Erickson travels to Italy frequently for research. He studies intensive Italian (l'italiano intensivo) at La Scuola da Vinci, most recently in Siena.







His latest Milan Thriller, Vesuvius Nights, was published as an ebook in 2019 and as a paperback in February 2020.  He is currently writing book 4, The Lonely Assassin, which will be published as an ebook in June 2020. 

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