About Eric

Teresa, Griffin, Eric, Dec 2013, Image 2

Eric Plaag was born and raised in Virginia, where he completed his BA in Religion and Philosophy at the College of William and Mary and an MFA in Fiction Writing at George Mason University. After living for nine years in various New England towns, he moved to South Carolina in 2002 and completed his PhD in American History at the University of South Carolina in 2006. He remains delighted to call the South “home” once again. Since then, he has made his living as an historian, writer, and photographer. Eric relocated permanently to Boone, NC, in September 2011. It soothes his soul to be at home in the mountains of Appalachia, where he has always felt most at peace.

Eric has worn many hats in his lifetime, and he is an ardent believer in trying on new ones every so often. Aside from his professional interests, he is an unrepentant traveler, a rambling storyteller, an audacious karaoke fiend, a devoted cinephile, a faithful member of the Church of Baseball, and father to a college-aged oracle. He shares his Boone, NC, home with his wife Teresa and their adopted, elderly cat, Charley.

While this website was originally intended to provide a static space for displaying details about Eric’s professional life, it is no longer updated. To see what Eric is up to professionally these days, you can visit the website for his firm, Carolina Historical Consulting, LLC.  If you’re really inquisitive, you can occasionally learn more about his art, his guilty pleasures, and his musings in general at Ineffable Light. In his spare time (HA!), Eric also co-authors the film blog TheSplitScreen.

Unless otherwise noted, all content on this website is ©2006-2017, Eric Plaag, and may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form without written permission from Eric Plaag.


One Response to “About Eric”

  1. Eric,

    I along with others I am sure are envy of you being able to call Boone, NC your new home. Congratulations on your many accomplishments.

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