Erica Thompson is a freelance journalist who specializes in music, entertainment and culture reporting. Her articles and reviews have most recently appeared on,, and in Billboard magazine. She has interviewed artists such as Dionne Warwick, Chilli, SWV, Monica, MC Lyte and 88-Keys.

Erica currently works as an assistant editor for Columbus Alive, a weekly entertainment magazine serving central Ohio.

Erica is finishing her first book, “Willing to do the Work: the Spiritual Mission of Prince,” which traces the spiritual development of the legendary rock star. She studied flute and English at Northern Kentucky University, and she received her master’s degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.