Author of Young Adult and Speculative Fiction 

     Thanks for checking out my website! My series, Antius Ascending, is comprised of two novels and three short stories. The novels, Sovereign and The Offering, are a complete duology, and the shorts are companion stories that take place prior to Sovereign but are best enjoyed as sequels. The first story is out now and the remaining two are coming soon!


(Antius Ascending, Book 1)

Chemical warfare has obliterated most of the world, including America, and the survivors have turned into feral beasts, save one colony, Antius, the last remnant of civilization. Seventeen-year-old Cori (aka Citizen 1206) only longs for wide open spaces and freedom. But Antius has no use for such things, just mindless drones to serve in a place with walls, fences, and laws. A lot of laws, which Cori constantly breaks. So she’s spent years plotting her escape, which is the only thing that will save her from the colony’s deranged leader, Nathan. She isn’t looking to be a hero, and she certainly isn’t looking to fall in love, but she just might do both.

Sovereign: The Offering

(Antius Ascending, Book 2)

Consumed by guilt from a war she started, Cori faces the aftermath of her destruction. The Mercy colony is in shambles as infection spreads and Dylan struggles to find a cure before it’s too late. Cori’s love and loyalties are put to the test when he asks her for the unthinkable. Now faced with impossible decisions, Cori must risk her friends and everything she’s ever cared about in order to put things right. She’ll go to unimaginable lengths to save the innocent, no matter the cost.

Sovereign: Transgression

(Antius Ascending, Short Story/Prequel)

There is nothing that can drive a man like the need to be acknowledged. There is nothing as dangerous as the desire to be appreciated, if not loved. There is nothing as complicated as family.

Before there was Antius, before there were mind-altering drugs, and before there was Corinne Cole, there was Nathan Burke and his colossal Transgression.

Transgression delivers the must-read story of the fall of civilization through the eyes of Sovereign’s most-hated villain. It is the first of three short prequels to the bestselling Sovereign Series and is best enjoyed as a sequel.

Coming February 2016

From the imaginations of twenty authors of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction comes PREP FOR DOOM – an integrated collection of short stories that tell the tale of a single catastrophe as experienced by many characters, some of whom will cross paths.

What begins with a seemingly innocuous traffic accident soon spirals into a global pandemic. The release of Airborne Viral Hemorrhagic Fever upon New York City’s unsuspecting populace brings bloody suffering within hours, death within a day, and spreads worldwide within a month.

An online community called Prep For Doom has risen to the top of a recent doomsday preparation movement. Some have written them off as crazy while others couldn’t be more serious about the safety the preppers could provide in a global disaster. But when AVHF strikes, their preparation may not be enough to save them.

From authors Laura Albins, ER Arroyo, Amy Bartelloni, Brea Behn, Casey L. Bond, TK Carter, Kate Corcino, Harlow C. Fallon, Kelsey D. Garmendia, Caroline A. Gill, DelSheree Gladden, John Gregory Hancock, Casey Hays, Kate L. Mary, Jon Messenger, Monica Enderle Pierce, Cameo Renae, Hilary Thompson, Yvonne Ventresca, and Megan White.

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E.R. Arroyo is the author of YA dystopian series, Antius Ascending, and co-founder/owner of Band of Dystopian Authors and Fans, a Facebook community, blog, and company that champions dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic fiction. E.R. is passionate about books, music, and her family, and she loves to talk shop with other authors and with her readers.

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Author of…

Antius Ascending Series

  • Sovereign (Book 1)
  • Sovereign: The Offering (Book 2)
  • Sovereign: Transgression (Short Story/Prequel)
  • Sovereign: Aggression (Short Story/Prequel)
  • Title TBA (Short Story/Prequel)


  • “Martial Law” in Prep For Doom
  • “The Slip” in The Doomsday Chronicles (Feb 19, 2016)

Creator of…

Band of Dystopian Authors & Fans

Facebook group, blog, and company created by ER Arroyo and Cheer Stephenson Papworth to give authors and readers of dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic fiction a place to bond, converse, and promote books in our shared interests in these types of fiction. The group’s thousands of members consist of hundreds of authors, and our numbers are growing daily. It’s a great place to hang out! Please check us out and jump in on some of the fun things going on.

Prep For Doom

Prep For Doom is a unique anthology that was born out of the camaraderie that exists among the authors of BOD. It all started with a discussion, bouncing ideas around in a group thread. What we wound up with was an anthology that told an interconnected story via chapters by individual authors (20 of us), each from different character perspectives of the same apocalyptic event. We’re all so proud of this project, and it was my great privilege to have been the project lead and managing editor of this book.

  • Learn more about Prep For Doom on my Books page, or visit Amazon.