Acclaimed author E.R Frank is a clinical social worker who has practiced in Manhatten, Brooklyn and New Jersey. Through the course of her work, she has known many Americas, and they have become her inspiration. Of the characters in her powerful novel 'America Is Me', E.R Frank says, that they are the result of her cumulative experiences and imaginings - they are fictional in everything except spirit - 'they could easily have walked through my office doors, but instead, they have settled in my heart'. America Is Me is her first book for Simon & Schuster UK. She lives with her husband in Montclair, New Jersey.