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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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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The Swan Riders
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.

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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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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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GUYS my beloved first middle-grade novel STAND ON THE SKY   has actually won the Governor General's Award, the GG --  Canada's oldest, most visible, most prestigious award.  I am thunderstruck!

 

STAND ON THE SKY is 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.   

HMH Children's Books in the States and Scholastic Canada in Canada..

 

 

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.  

 

 

I'm booking school visits for next January 

 

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