Welcome. Erica McGillivray is an author and speaker with a long history of community building and marketing, but they’d rather talk to you about plants and books.
Erica recently finished their first novel, The Reclamation Project, about a queer man in Seattle whose life blows up when he’s outed at his father’s funeral and then his union goes on strike.
(Agents, if this pings your interest, please reach out!)
Erica currently works as a Communications Director at NLM Photonics, which brings photonics to computing and networking technology. They write whenever they can. They also host and produce a film podcast!
Erica previously served as Co-Founder and VP at Permanence Labs, a software product for brand marketing. They were the Director of Product Strategy and Community Experience at CMX, the educational space for professional community builders. Before that, they wrangled an online marketing and SEO-focused community of 600,000 at Moz. They’re also a founder of GeekGirlCon, a nonprofit celebrating geeky women and other underrepresented groups.
Erica lives in Seattle with their partner, three silly cats, and over 200 houseplants. They have a comic book collection that’s an earthquake hazard and a garden bursting with veggies for the neighborhood.