Eric Ayala is an award winning writer, director, author, actor, singer, and producer. He’s been published in 3 genres – all 3 pseudonyms he uses are variations of his full name. To date he has amassed an impressive 32 Independent Film Awards from various festivals; including 26 awards won for the 2015 screenplay, …if i should die before i wake. The screenplay adapted from the book Darkness in the Mirror advanced to the quarter semi-finals of the 2020 Script Lab competition ranking in the top 1000 of 13,000 entries.
Ayala’s first book Restoration, an inspirational fiction, was published in 1997. Then in 1998 he wrote, directed and produced the stage play Will You Be Made Whole which debuted on stage at the 14th Street Playhouse. The play was followed later that year with what was to become the first in the wholeness series. The book Will You Be Made Whole was followed by the success of the sequel Alabaster Box…Two Women One Struggle, and then …if i should die before i wake. Will You Be Made Whole [the play] continued to perform well over the next 3 years.
In 2007 Eric entered a contest for women’s fiction under the pseudonym Erica Lewis and won a national book deal with Urban Soul and Kensington Publishing and penned the titles Arlington Heights  and Darkness In The Mirror .
In 2010 Eric was contracted to write the screenplay for Sunday Morning Rapture for End Touch Movies. The film was released in 2011 and went on to win several awards including BEST Feature at the Capital City Black Film Festival in 2013. Currently the film is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Under the pseudonym Lewis Ericson, the “urban street lit” title OUTCAST, was published under the imprint Urban Renaissance and released nationally in December 2012. The sequel, Avenging Alex, followed in the 2013-2014. His provocative novel The Mansion was also published under this pseudonym. In March 2015, under the penname Lewis Ericson, a new deal was inked with Page Publishing. The novel Retribution (3rd in the series following Outcast and Avenging Alex) was released in 2016.
The movie Cancer, an End Touch Movies production, is due to be released in 2020. A sequel to Cancer is currently underway.
“Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it..”
― Habakkuk 2:2