Erin (she/her) is an experienced developmental and line editor with two secret skills: decreasing word count while retaining voice, and figuring out the one thing that needs to shift in order to make a story truly excellent. She loves working with beginner writers on craft and with experienced authors on in-depth skills like objective correlatives, theme, misbeliefs, and character arcs.

A big fan of getting the words on the page, NaNoWriMo, and sprints, Erin is excited to find the gems in the roughest of your rough drafts. An accomplished author in her own right (she’s written more than 40 books under several pen names), Erin believes deeply in the importance of representation in literature.

As a former middle- and high-school English and French teacher, Erin has a soft spot for middle grade and YA, but she’ll read anything except gory horror, and she’ll even read that if you bribe her with sour candy. Erin loves speaking at conferences, teaching writing courses, and writing her own queer stories.

Her most recent couldn’t-put-it-down book was FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Angeline Boulley; she can’t wait to read her children THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE by Dan Gemeinhart; she binge-read all of Angela Pepper’s WISTERIA WITCHES MYSTERIES; and when asked for her favorite book, she still has to recommend THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Philip Pullman.

Check out Erin’s courses here

Erin spoke on the Doing Diversity in Writing Podcast

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  Sensitivity / Expert

  • Teaching middle and high school
  • French language and culture
  • Traveling, specifically to and around Europe
  • Women's representation
  • Bisexuality, pansexuality, mixed-orientation marriage
  • ADHD, dissociative disorders, anxiety, depression
  • Child of narcissist, gaslighting
  • Religious and spiritual abuse, religious deconstruction

 Preferred Genres

Fantasy  Historical  Middle Grade  YA  Magical Realism  Cozy  Paranormal  Mystery 

 Avoided Genres

Slasher Horror 

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