Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Erica Rivera on the Side Effects of Adultery

Erica Rivera wrote a cautionary essay on getting romantically involved with married people. Read it on Thought Catalog here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Erica Rivera Releases "Come Again" Novel with Thought Catalog Books

Come Again by Erica Rivera is now available from Thought Catalog Books.

The novel follows Eve Roberg, a 29-year-old writer ready to end her dry spell. In the 13th month of a sex detox, Eve accepts a date—and ends up in bed—with one of her readers, an alluring Norwegian attorney named Erik Lunden. Disguised under a pseudonym, Lunden becomes Eve’s favorite fodder for her confessional blog. Hits soar as the relationship unfolds online in real time—but can love survive, much less thrive, under the scrutiny of fans and foes alike?

Come Again is a smart, sexy, edgy story about the perils of dating in the digital age, set in the scandalous city of Minneapolis.

Come Again is Rivera’s third book. Penguin published her memoir Insatiable: a young mother’s struggle with anorexia in hardcover on its Berkley imprint in 2009. Rivera’s second memoir, Man Eater: seductive stories and mouthwatering meals, followed in 2011 as an XOXO e-book.

Purchase your copy of Come Again for $4.99 here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Until the Ribbon Breaks

Erica Rivera interviewed Pete Lawrie Winfield, frontman of pop-electronica-R&B band Until the Ribbon Breaks. Read what Winfield had to say about music's role in revolution and the restlessness that led to the band's debut album "A Lesson Unlearnt" on here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles Horton, Inc.

Erica Rivera spoke to Michel Locquegnies of Horton, Inc. about how the Minneapolis-based company became an award-winning exporter. Read more in the February 2015 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Erica Rivera Profiles 75F

Erica Rivera interviewed Deepinder Singh, the founder of 75F, a high-tech HVAC system company. Read more in the February 2015 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Erica Rivera Reports on Interior Design Trends

Erica Rivera spoke to designers from Grace Hill Design and Lilu Interiors to find out which trends reigned in 2014 and which ones will stick around in 2015. Read the article in the Star Tribune Home section or online here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Erica Rivera Interprets Recession Recovery Report

Graph courtesy of NACo.

Erica Rivera interpreted a report from the National Association of Counties (NACo) that measures the level of recovery in over 3,000 counties across the country. Find out how Minnesota's counties fared compared to the rest of the U.S. on the Minnesota Business magazine website here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Zola Jesus

Photo by Jeff Elstone

Erica Rivera interviewed Wisconsin-bred singer-songwriter Zola Jesus about her relationship to nature, fashion obsessions, and relocating to Seattle. Read the Q&A on here.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Erica Rivera Interviews Alingon Mitra

Erica Rivera interviewed Last Comic Standing veteran Alingon Mitra about stand-up, censorship, and social media. Read the Q&A on here.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 10 Articles and Blog Posts of 2014

Erica Rivera's article on creative agency Zeus Jones nabbed the top spot in Minnesota Business magazine's Top 10 articles and blog posts of 2014. Read that feature here and see the entire Top 10 list here.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Erica Rivera Contributes to Critics Tally

Erica Rivera was honored to contribute once again to the Twin Cities Critics Tally. Rivera was one of 27 professionals that provided the Strib with their nominations for Best Local Album and Best Local Song. See where the artists and songs ranked overall here. Read Rivera's personal Best Of list here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Erica Rivera Contributes to Kerry Cohen's New Book

Erica Rivera contributed an essay to Kerry Cohen's new book, The Truth of Memoir: How to write about yourself and others with honesty, emotion, and integrity (Writer's Digest Books, 2014). Order your copy on here.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews We Are the Willows

Erica Rivera interviewed Peter Miller, the creative force behind We Are the Willows, an orchestral indie rock band. Minnesota born Miller based the group's latest album on a collection of letters his grandfather wrote to his grandmother while serving in World War II. Read more in this week's print issue of

Monday, December 8, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles EOS Training

Erica Rivera spoke to Chris Naylor, a certified trainer of Entrepreneurial Operating Systems (EOS), a structure that encourages companies to grow in a healthy way. Read about the program in the December 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Machine Age Lamps

Erica Rivera profiled Machine Age Lamp Company, which specializes in charming lamps made from found and antique objects. Read the illuminating story in the December 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Wolcyn Tree Farm

Erica Rivera interviewed Tom Wolcyn of Wolcyn Tree Farms. Read about the family owned and operated company in the December 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles TitleSmart

Erica Rivera interviewed Cindy Koebele (right), founder of TitleSmart, a closing company that has grown exponentially since 2007. Read this success story in the December 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Biodapt Inc.

Erica Rivera spoke to Mike Schultz, founder of Biodapt Inc., about how he gets extreme athletes back into competition with high-performance prostheses. Read this inspiring story in the December 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Cultural Entrepreneurship Major at UMD

Students at the University of Minnesota Duluth can now major in Cultural Entrepreneurship. Erica Rivera profiled the program for Minnesota Business magazine. Read what the degree involves here.
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