After a successful career as a songwriter and a poet, Ernie turned to writing fiction. His love of telling stories was a natural for a writer.
His first fiction suspense thriller (AQUASAURUS) was greeted with huge success, winning accolades from the Texas Authors Association as the 2017 Suspense Novel of the Year! Taking his award-winning novel to the 2016 and 2017 San Antonio Comic Con, Ernie was greeted with readers from the year before eagerly anticipating the sequel, The Search for Aquasaurus which was published in April 2019, and won the 2019 Book Excellence Finalist Award.
Ernie's second novel was unveiled in the summer of 2017, and is entitled HIM! Based on a true string of murders that occurred in Austin, Texas in 1885, and in London in 1889 (Yes, Jack the Ripper), Ernie links a suspect in both cases in a compelling suspense story sure to thrill.
Ernie continues to travel to book shows around the Texas area. His favorite activity is going to the schools. He is a frequent visitor to Baranoff Elementary in Austin and has attended the Giddings Word Wrangler Book festival and the Uvalde Progresso Memorial Library. Ernie is frequent contributor at local poetry nights.