Hi, I'm Erin

I write novels for young readers, working out of a garden shed in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  (I'm actually from Omaha, Nebraska, but sadly I blew it up in one of my books. Oops.)

I have five novels, two books of poetry, and a fistful of awards, including the Governor General's Award for young people's literature, the CBC Canadian Literature Award for poetry, the TD Award for "most distinguished book of children's fiction" and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year award for young adult books.  

reach me at erin@erinbow.com

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Simon Sort Of Says
Simon Sort Of Says

2023 - Disney and Scholastic Canada For middle-grade readers, a funny book about healing from trauma. Featuring a boy with a past, a girl with who's totally present, a service dog, a peacock, some emus, and a giant radio telescope.

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Stand on the Sky
Stand on the Sky

2019- HMH Children's Books and Scholastic Canada Set in Mongolia, a contemporary middle-grade adventure about family, belonging, and finding your place. Also eagles. WINNER of the Governor General's Award (Young People's Literature)

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Plain Kate
Plain Kate

2010 - Scholastic A Russian-flavored fairy tale about a woodcarver girl forced to sell her shadow and the talking cat she gets in return. Winner of “Canada’s Newbery,” the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.

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Simon Sort Of Says
Simon Sort Of Says

2023 - Disney and Scholastic Canada For middle-grade readers, a funny book about healing from trauma. Featuring a boy with a past, a girl with who's totally present, a service dog, a peacock, some emus, and a giant radio telescope.

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I have a new novel coming!  SIMON SORT OF SAYS is due out January 31, 2023.  

 

Two years after a tragedy saddled him with viral fame, twelve-year-old Simon O'Keeffe and his family have moved to Grin And Bear It, Nebraska—the only town in America where the internet is banned. Instead of talking about Simon, the astronomers who flock to GNB are busy listening for signs of life in space. And when Simon makes a friend who’s determined to give the scientists what they’re looking for, he’ll finally have the chance to spin a new story for the world to tell.  

 

From Disney Hyperion in the US and Scholastic Canada in Canada.  

 

I'm booking school visits for next Fall

 

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