Eric Schlehlein is an author and freelance writer, passionate about most things Americana. He blogs at www.ericschlehlein.com
Signed to a contract with Deeds Publishing, LLC, his first novel, Black Iron Mercy, is now available for purchase. His second novel, The Dim White Light, is in the production stages of publishing.
Eric has dedicated more than half of his life to serving others, first as a caregiver and group home manager for the developmentally disabled, the emotionally disturbed, and the mentally ill, and has now served his community as a lieutenant on the local fire department for more than fifteen years. He’s also been known to deliver a hot, fresh pizza at a quick pace and fair profit.
As a three-time campaign manager, Eric is well-versed in political speak and has experience in writing political propaganda and speeches.
In 2009 he and his son invented a new sport, “Frizz,” that combines Frisbee and baseball. The Lake Country Frizz Association was born, and they’ve now completed their 9th season of league play. In 2012 Eric authored, copyrighted, and self-published a 78-page rule book, entitled “Frizz Rules and Regulations.”
Besides his service to the Lake Country Frizz Association as President and Chief Executive Officer, Eric is also the President of the Hartland Firefighters Association, Inc., a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the membership of the fire department and the community it serves through various charitable endeavors.
In 2013 Eric wrote the script for “Align on the Colors, Close up on the Colors,” a nine part documentary on the charge of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment on the railroad cut at Gettysburg, filmed and narrated by Gettysburg expert Frank P. Marrone Jr.
Additionally, Eric is the manager and editor of “The Iron Brigade in Media,” a page dedicated to preserving the memory and honor of the men of the 2nd Wisconsin, 6th Wisconsin, 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, and 24th Michigan Infantry Regiments from our civil war. You can find his not-so-frequent posts on the Iron Brigade at www.facebook.com/Ironbrigademedia
Eric lives in Hartland, Wisconsin with his wife, Brenda, and their three children.