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 four novels and a fistful of awards, including 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.
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The Swan Riders
2016 - Simon & Schuster
A horseback adventure across post-apocalyptic Saskatchewan with shadowy conspiracies, snarky artificial intelligences,the odd orbital cannon and a horse named Gordon Lightfoot.
A companion book to The Scorpion Rules: read that first.
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.
The BIG NEWS I've been promising forever is here. I have a new book coming out! It's a middle-grade novel called STAND ON THE SKY , and it's about a girl who must overcome odds and expectations to save the life of an orphaned baby eagle -- and earn a place among Mongolia's famous eagle hunters. If she succeeds, she just might also be able to save her brother.
STAND ON THE SKY will be out from HMH Children's Books in the States and Scholastic Canada in Canada, on March 5, 2019.
STAND ON THE SKY is the book previously known as secret book five. Right now I'm writing two fabulous new books, secret books seven and eight, about which I can tell you NOTHING.