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I'm a city girl from farm country who studied particle physics, before ditching science for a lucrative (ha!) career writing books. These days I write SFF novels for young adults, and poetry.

My first novel, PLAIN KATE, was published in 2010 by Arthur A. Levine books at Scholastic in the United States, and by Scholastic Canada. It also came out as WOOD ANGEL from Chicken House in the UK.

I've got a new novel, SORROW'S KNOT, coming out in October.

I'm married to another YA author, James Bow. We have two girls, whose internet handles are Ninja Princess Scientist (she's seven) and The Owlet (she's five). We are massive geeks, mild activists, and very happy.


Consider in its turn the common swift.

There is new evidence that over the dark dunes

of the Sahara, a swift will stay aloft

two hundred days.

Scientists are puzzled, not over how, but why.

Consider the work, they note, of sleeping in flight:

the alertness demanded,

the tacks and turns it takes

to ride the wind. Even a gliding bird would expend

a small but constant effort.

For such a cost, there m...

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Plain Kate
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,754 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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“Hope will break the heart better than any sorrow.”
Erin Bow, Plain Kate

“No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can't put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.”
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“I have business to conduct in the language of fur and claw.”
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“Hope will break the heart better than any sorrow.”
Erin Bow, Plain Kate

“No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can't put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.”
Erin Bow

“Fantasy elevates ordinary and eternal problems of young people into stories via the language of myth. It turns “No one really knows me” into “I’ve got a secret identity.” It turns “I don’t understand why other people act the way they do” into “I’m trapped in a faerie realm.” It turns “my high school must have been built over the mouth of hell” into “my high school must have been built over the mouth of hell.”

There are certain things in life that are glorious, and they are glorious for everyone. There are more that are hard, and they are hard for everyone. We like to see these things retold, but with dragons.”
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“Be brave. Things will find their shape.”
Erin Bow, Plain Kate

“It's true that when you read YA you rarely have to read about middle-aged men having affairs. Personally I consider that a plus.”
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Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Erin! :)


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