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Eric Bonholtzer’s work has appeared in numerous publications. He is a USC graduate with a Master’s Degree in English from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Eric has received numerous awards for his writing including taking first place in the fiction and poetry categories of the College Language Association Creative Writing Contest as well as receiving the Ted Pugh Poetry Award. He has written two short story collections, Enter the Abyss and The Skeleton’s Closet, as well as a collection of poetry entitled Remnants & Shadows. Eric’s work has appeared in many anthologies and he is a regular contributor to several national magazines. He is the author of the interactive text-based action/suspense game, It’s Killing Time, where players are put in the shoes of a high-priced, world-traveling assassin. In his spare time Eric enjoys jiu-jistu, muay thai, weight lifting, outdoor sports, and travel.


Eric is also a successful civil litigation trial attorney. As a trial attorney and partner at Ball & Bonholtzer, Eric specializes in personal injury, auto accidents, product liability, and medical and professional malpractice.  He was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2014 and was named a Pasadena Top attorney for 2013 and again in 2014.  Visit for more information.


Academic History


Juris Doctorate, Southwestern Law School, Graduated 2011, Magna Cum Laude


Master of Arts in English, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona,       Graduated 2006


Bachelors of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing, University of     

Southern California (USC), Graduated 2004


Associate of Arts in English, Pasadena City College 2002


Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, Pasadena City College 2002


Member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society


Distinguished Member of the International Society of Poets

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