Eric Hodgkinson was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1970. Soon after high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. There he was trained and worked as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist. After his military service, he spent 8 years working as a Correctional Officer in a state prison. He then moved on and began performing environmental cleanups of former military ranges. He leveraged his military experience to remove unexploded ordnance which posed a hazard to the public.
An avid reader from an early age, and a huge fan of Science Fiction, he had always dreamed of creating his own adventures. In 2015, thanks to the advent of digital publishing, he made that dream a reality. With the help of his adult daughter, who provided editing services for him, he published his first novel in July of 2015.
Eric now lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife Tammy and their black cat named Onyx. He has three adult children, one daughter and two sons.