When Erika Bentsen was very young, drawing was the only way her mom could keep her quiet in church. She never stopped scribbling, but she never seriously pursued it, until a birthday card Erika drew for her twelve-year-old niece caught the eye of Colin Fisher's daughter, living in the States...
As a writer, Erika Bentsen's articles frequently appear in Guideposts, Angels on Earth, and Mysterious Ways magazines.
She is a contributing author for Daily Guideposts, now titled Walking In Grace, a series of devotional books.
Between magazine articles, illustration projects and cattle ranching, she is also writing a middle grade novel and is a member of SCBWI.
Because of time limitations of only twenty-four hours in a day, she had to give up dusting in order to pursue these interests.
This proves the adage that every artist and writer must sacrifice for their craft.