Eric Hodgkins was raised in Fairfax City, Virginia. He obtained his English Writing Degree from George Mason University. He worked in IT with the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department for 13 years where he worked on foreign language courses and embassy-training courses. Eric taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for seven years in Asia; one year in Korea and six years in Japan where he did some writing work for the Assistant to the Governor of Tokyo. He learned survival Korean and could converse pretty well in Japanese. He is currently living back in Fairfax City, Virginia where several of his stories take place.