Nonfiction Book Award Status: Gold Award
Online Dating: So Many Tools in the Internet Shed
Erica spent over two years wading in the Internet dating fish pond only to find…not what she was expecting. The book is based on her blog that includes sharp observations and details unromantic dates, silly messages and poor manners aplenty! Read true stories of her experiences, including outright recognition, and read her own dating profile and judge for yourself: Was online dating right for her?
Erica von Rath is a Sacramento native who earned her degree in Mass Communication and Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. She toured with Cirque du Soleil, worked inside a famous prison, helped regulate the death care industry, and most recently graduated from beauty school. She appeared on Win Ben Stein’s Money and Lingo with Chuck Woolery and was a “victim” on the hidden camera television show Foul Play. She’s also a fierce advocate for colorectal cancer prevention in honor of her late mother. She is a licensed cosmetologist working on her next writing project based on her experience as a “mature” beauty school student. It is basically a reality show in a book.
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Erica is a fantastic writer with a acerbic wit and a keen eye for the absurd. I consider her a hidden talent that should be hidden no more. Her passion, in regards to writing, is matched only by her fervent determination in lobbying for legislation to educate about and prevent colorectal cancer. She deserves this award and, I’m sure, the many more to follow.