Author Patricia Erikson

MWPA_blue_150When I’m not writing or chasing down Peaks Island authors and their doings, I’m either keeping up with my full-time job as Director of Communications & Government Relations for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine or consulting for businesses, non-profit organizations, museums, and public schools.

Whether it’s writing fiction or non-fiction, or rustling around in the archives, what I love to do is recover hidden stories in the past and present. When I need a break from that, I’m either motoring around the coves of Casco Bay, running island trails, or swooshing down Maine’s ski slopes seeking a rush of Arctic air. Tricia Erikson-1

You can explore some of my writing online:

Magazine Articles

  1. Timberwind Comes Home (Portland Magazine, 2018)
  2. Reflecting on a Life of Anti-Poverty Work (Saint Joseph’s College Magazine, 2018)
  3. Journey of Discovery (Portland Magazine Summerguide, 2017)
  4. Heeding the Inner Call (Saint Joseph’s College Magazine, 2017)
  5. Vangel Cotsis on Education as the Lifeblood of Community (Postscripts Magazine)
  6. A Streetcar Named Narcissus (Portland Magazine Summerguide 2014)
  7. Meet the Other Pearys (Portland Magazine, 2011)
  8. Objects of Pain, Objects of Power (Columbia Magazine, 2011)
  9. Snow Queen: A Woman in Full, Portland Magazine, March 2009

Sample Academic Articles, Chapters, and Books

  1. Homemaking, Snowbabies, and the Search for the North Pole (in “North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration,” Lightning Rod Press, American Philosophical Society).
  2. Josephine Diebitsch Peary, Journal Arctic, March 2009
  3. Voices of a Thousand People: The Makah Cultural and Research Center (University of Nebraska Press book, 2001)

Personal Essays

  1. Making the Bed One More Time: From an Official Empty Nester
  2. Writing through Pain and Writing from a Breathless Moment (Peaks Island Press articles)

Cultural History Articles

  1. E-articles about Wabanaki Native American peoples of Maine
  2. E-articles about the forced eviction of the mixed-heritage community on Malaga Island, Maine
  3. E-articles about Maine’s ongoing connection to its own history in the Civil War


I hope that Peaks Island Press will help you identify “things to do on Peaks Island” and “things to do in Maine.”

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