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Eric brings a valuable treasury of stories, celebrity anecdotes, folk tales, and inspirational accounts from ordinary people, each illustrating a different aspect of life — love, self-esteem, family, wisdom, tenacity, creativity, and faith. And he also writes passionately about food.
Eric's Featured Recipe
Kingston Meat Patties
Eric V. Copage was a reporter at the New York Times and has also been an editor at the New York Times Magazine. He is also a book author and has written extensively about Kwanzaa.
Eric has contributed to the food pages of the New York Times Magazine and is author of Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes To Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays; Soul Food: Inspirational Stories for African Americans; and Kwanzaa: An African-American Celebration of Culture and Cooking.
Other books include Black Pearls: Daily Meditations, Affirmations, and Inspirations for African-Americans; Soul Food: Inspirational Stories for African Americans; Black Pearls Book of Love: Romantic Meditations and Inspirations for African Americans; Black Pearls Journal; and A Kwanzaa Fable. More than 50,000 copies of Eric’s books are in print.
Eric was a staff reporter for Life magazine and the New York Daily News and a former music columnist for Essence magazine.
He has a degree in ethnomusicology and has traveled extensively in West Africa. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.