AALBC.com LogoCopyright © 1997-2017, All Rights Reserved — https://aalbc.com — troy@aalbc.com — Tel: 347-692-2522

Eric Payne

Eric Payne photo

Eric Payne began writing at the age of 7 when he wrote, produced and co-directed a play based on Charlie Brown and the Peanuts comic strip for his 2nd-grade class. His work has appeared in print and online publications such as Timbooktu.com, Fyah.com, and Papyrus as well as various poetry anthologies.

He graduated from Cornell and Binghamton Universities for undergraduate and master's degree programs in psychology respectively and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Eric currently lives in New York City. He has held a range of jobs as a construction worker, an insurance salesman and claims adjustor, an auditor, a sales rep for an AM radio station and a managing editor at an Internet company.

It took several of Eric's friends along the way to inform him that he was a writer. He hated English classes growing up and initially didn't consider literature and poetry as something that black men did. During his sophomore year in college, he began keeping a journal. He kept on writing until he completed the journal and went on to fill three notebooks with poems and short stories exploring the job hunting and dating blues that he met upon entering the real world. He then enrolled in the Gotham Writers' Workshop in New York City. It was when his teacher invited him back to take an advanced class that he finally accepted what his friends and family had been telling him all along.

★ Are you the author? Let us be your primary web presence. Register your domain and link it here for free.

Tell us how much you like Eric Payne.

1 Book by Eric Payne

Vote for Your Favorite Black Author of the 21st Century
25 African Male Writers You Should ReadAfrican Men: 25 You Must Read

AALBC.com Bestselling BooksAALBC.com Bestselling Books

Printed: January 19, 2018, 7:18 pm
☆ Mission
To Celebrate Black Culture Through Literature and Literary Nonfiction to Readers of all Backgrounds and Ages; and Advocate for Independent Media

☥ About Us
Started in 1997, AALBC.com (African American Literature Book Club) is the largest, most frequently visited web site of its kind. More
Customer Service
Advertising Rates
Advertiser Login
Contact Us – FAQ
Give Us Feedback
AALBC on Pinterest AALBC on Facebook AALBC on Twitter
AALBC RSS Feed AALBC on Youtube Email AALBC