Erica C. Barnett is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years’ experience covering local news and politics and the author of the memoir Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery (Viking, 2020).

Her work has been published in local and national publications, including Seattle magazine, Huffington Post, Sightline, Grist, and many others, as well as at her own website, The C Is for Crank.

Erica started the website The C Is for Crank in 2015 and has run the site as a full-time, financially sustainable operation since 2016 with the help of hundreds of subscribers who support to her work covering the city of Seattle and holding public officials accountable through investigative reporting and analysis.

Contact Erica about freelance and speaking opportunities here.