The Short Version

Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her family, and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. Erin is the author of the Taken trilogy, Vengeance RoadRetribution Rails, and the forthcoming Contagion.

The Long Version

Erin grew up in rural Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood penning tales. She studied web design (and minored in Creative Writing because she couldn’t stay away from stories) at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After several years working in advertising and designing websites for various brands, she moved from Boston to New Hampshire, where she now lives with her family and writes full-time.

When not writing, Erin can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. She drinks a lot of coffee, buys far too many books, and is not terribly skilled at writing about herself in the third person.

Erin is represented by Sara Crowe of Pippin Properties. She is the author of the Taken Trilogy and the forthcoming Contagion from HarperTeen, and Vengeance Road and Retribution Rails from HMH.

Fun Facts

1As a child, I used to think that my dad took me on errands because my name was Erin. Similarly, when he took my sister Kelsy, they were going on Kelsys.

2I have an unhealthy love for everything Autumn. It’s the best season.

3When I start a new novel, I do all my brainstorming in a new notebook dedicated to the project.

4Prisoner of Azkaban is the best Harry Potter book always and forever.

5I’m a work-out-aholic. If I skip the gym or some level of physical activity (a walk, hike, run, etc) for more than a day straight, I get grouchy.

6I was obsessed with the Disney Princesses growing up. And fairy tales in general. (Who am I kidding? This is all still true.)

7I floss every night. (Yes, even on vacation.)

8Being a mommy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but also the most rewarding. I can’t imagine life without my little girl.

9I have the greatest job in the world!

Important Stats

I’m constantly juggling a variety of projects—some under contract, others just rough ideas scribbled into notebooks and baking on the back burner. But one thing is undeniable: I’ve written a lot of words.

Words Written
Published Novels
In-Progress Books
Story Ideas to Explore