As a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Art's Writing for Children and Young Adults program, Erik writes across all genres, from YA to picture books.
As CEO of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Erik continues his nearly 20 year campaign to move communities from hunger into health.
One of my works in progress is a young adult graphic novel called 'Burning.' (could the 'burning times' of the past where women were persecuted as witches return to modern America. These are two songs inspired by incidents in the books. Follow my artist. page on Spotify for more songs from...Burning.
This second video from my work in progress YA graphic novel 'Burning'
charts the central character’s growing awareness of her special gifts and how through history, this has led to women being branded as witches and suffering horrible consequences.
Note: It begins with the same promo sting for the GN as the previous song, so don’t think you are watching the same thing again.
Check out the trailer for the new bilingual edition of Lulu.
Lulu meet Lulú!
Find out the whole story of how Lulu takes on the hunger monster. A story to build empowerment and empathy for 5-9 year olds.
I will be one of the speakers at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators annual Writer's Day on Sept 12 2020. Unfortunately it will have to be live from my garage via Zoom.
Jeff Bridges and his family have been long term supporters of our local food bank. Jeff is also national spokesperson for No Kid Hungry. Check out his end hunger network website.
Author Erik Talkin recounts how his nearly twenty years' experience in fighting hunger in America inspired him to write this story of a girl who dares to take on the Hunger Monster!
Join 9 year-old anti-hunger advocate Mia as she shares how kids can help end hunger in the classroom.
What is involved in collecting, storing and distributing millions of pounds of healthy food every year? Find out now!
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Emergency food can make little difference to people’s lives. Is there a way we can empower people through food literacy to make a lifesaving journey from hunger into health?
‘Hunger into Health,’ with an introduction by Jeff Bridges, has been a rallying point for those who want to move from simple charity to building long-term food security.
Erik sat down for discussion with Dr. Susan Salcido, Superintendent of Schools for Santa Barbara County, as part of her 'Local Leaders' interview series.
Every two years, Erik lives for a month on the amount of money he would have received on food stamps, as a way of reminding himself and others of the challenges that so many face in our community.
The Foodbank works to support hardworking local families who struggle to keep healthy food on the table when unexpected expenses make it the first thing to be cut from family budgets. Discover the story of Daniel and Maricruz.
Find out more about the innovative national award-winning work of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County as they work with their community to move from Hunger into Health.