Erin served on the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Advisory Board, was the founding Chairman of City Lights Artists' Co-op in Henderson, Nevada, invented a number of technical processes in iDEN and CDMA wireless communications technology, ran for Nevada State Assembly in 2010 and for Henderson City Council in 2013, and is an Asatru gythia. She was Oakes valedictorian of UC-Santa Cruz, B.A. Soviet Political Analysis '90, where she also taught a course in Russian language. She also studied Shakespearean theater at the U. of Warwick, England and Russian language at the U. of Kalinin (now Tver) USSR (now Russia.) She led the Unity Center Drum Circle and other drum circles, won the Double Ruby Award from the National Forensic League, sang and played in a folk-rock band, invented the multiple layer sunprint process and became the world's most prominent contemporary sunprint artist, and worked as a farmer, alarm service dispatcher, survey taker, techsupport rep, substitute teacher, and cat sitter, and operated a home business of custom fabric dyeing. Erin served on the Las Vegas Pagan Pride Day planning committee in 2014 and 2015. She and her mom are members of the Ethnic Express Folk Dancers. She lives in Henderson with her mom, her cat Happy, and a fabric stash that breeds when she's not looking. Her current hobbies are martial arts, gardening, cooking, hiking, costuming, quilts, target shooting, filking, and building bottle walls. Past hobbies include weight lifting, rock climbing, and wildlife photography.
Erin Lale's publishing career began in 1985. Her published works and paid works for hire include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, technical writing, speeches, catalog copy, puzzles, songs, films, academic papers, cartoons, print ads, TV commercials, operations & procedure manuals, photos, art, newsletters, jokes, recipes, translations, and web content. She wrote for The Sonoma Index-Tribune, owned The Science Fiction Store in Las Vegas, was the publisher and editor of Berserkrgangr Magazine, and is currently the Acquisitions Editor at Eternal Press and Damnation Books. A complete list of her publishing credits is available on her yahoo page http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LaleLibrary/