E.R. Anderson is a queer Southern writer, bookseller, and editor from Atlanta, Georgia. Anderson is the Executive Director of Charis Circle, the non-profit programming arm of Charis Books and More, the nation’s oldest and largest feminist bookstore. Anderson’s novel in progress, Paradise Park, tells the story of the Turners, an Evangelical Catholic family of six, who operate a sin and salvation themed amusement park in Alapaha, Georgia. When not writing, Anderson is a recovering academic, lazy athlete, and serious lover of bulldogs, cooking, and the Atlanta Braves.

Anderson is a graduate of the Paideia School in Atlanta, GA, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. Anderson has been a fellow at the Hambidge Center and at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBT Voice’s Writer’s Retreat.

If you are looking for a good writing community for youth in Atlanta, Anderson recommends:  VOX Teen Communications.


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