The Short Version

Erin Bowman is the critically acclaimed author of numerous books for teens, including the Taken Trilogy, Vengeance RoadRetribution Rails, and the Edgar Award-nominated Contagion duology. A web designer turned author, Erin has always been invested in telling stories—both visually and with words. Erin lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children.


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 chasing after her two children. 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, Vengeance RoadRetribution Rails, the Edgar Award-nominated Contagion duology, and the forthcoming The Girl and the Witch’s Garden.

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 actually enjoy working out. Weird, I know.

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 two kiddos.

9Writing isn’t always an easy career, but I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. Dream job!

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