About the Author
Erin Downing is originally from way up north in Duluth, Minnesota. No, Duluth is not in Canada. Yes, people often ask. And oh yeah, you betcha, she has one of those funny accents.
Erin has written more than a dozen novels for adults, young adults, and tweens. She loves writing funny, contemporary stories filled with cute guys, hilarious friends, and chicks who can stick up for themselves. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hanging out with friends, watching too much reality TV, and walking her adorable dog (and kids) around the lakes near her house.
Before becoming an author, Erin worked as a book editor, spent a few months as a cookie inventor (but quit after she ate too many), and also worked for Nickelodeon. She has lived in England, Sweden, and New York City, and now resides in Minneapolis with her adorable husband, three charming children, and one very fluffy (but not wimpy!) dog.
Here are a few random facts:
Erin loves to travel and explore new places. She spent a year living in Stockholm, Sweden (and even slept one night inside an Ice Hotel). She has also worn a Delhi-bought Sari to a wedding in India, danced a midnight jig in Red Square in Moscow, walked on a Norwegian glacier, and was forced to see a bunch of her guy friends in teeny tiny bikinis in Rio de Janeiro.
She has an overactive sense of smell. This means the following things really bother her: bad breath, body odor, smoked and raw fish, and dirty hair.
She likes lip-gloss. A lot. Her favorite is the old-fashioned Grape Lip Smackers, but they don't sell it anymore (so if you find it, buy an extra for her!).
In high school, Erin was on the swim team, cross-country ski team, student council, and played trombone in the jazz band. She quit all of those things senior year in order to co-direct a very bizarre interpretation of Alice in Wonderland for the drama club.
She does not play basketball. She is 5’10”.
One time she stole a poster from a drug store (and still feels guilty).
Erin is almost always growing her hair out (but is addicted to haircuts).
She bites her nails and can only prevent this disgusting habit by getting professionally-manicured fingernails. It is her only high-maintenance grooming thing.
Most of the time, she reads books on her Kindle. Except kids' books, which she prefers to read the old-school way.
She loves artichokes in an obsessive way. Erin also likes wine, tater tots, and panna cotta.
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