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About this author

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 husband and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter.

Erin is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger. She is the author of TAKEN, FROZEN, and FORGED (4/14/15) from HarperTeen. VENGEANCE ROAD is forthcoming from HMH in fall 2015.


PLEASE NOTE: I do not check goodreads mail. If you message me this way I will not only not see it, but I certainly won't answer it. For contact methods more likely to receive a response, check my website.

RSW badgeWhat’sReady. Set. WRITE!, you ask?It’s a summer-long writing intensive that encourages goal setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for writers to cheer each other on at any point in the process—be it planning, drafting, revising, and/or polishing. The event is hosted byAlison Miller,Jaime Morrow,Erin Funk, andKaty Upperman.

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Average rating: 3.80 · 7,550 ratings · 1,132 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Taken (Taken, #1)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 6,441 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Frozen (Taken, #2)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 836 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Stolen (Taken, #0.5)
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Forged (Taken, #3)
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 27 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 2 editions
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Vengeance Road
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015
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Altered Perceptions
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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Taken Frozen Forged
Taken (3 books)
3.7993097955933104 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 7,534 ratings

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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
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Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
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Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
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Erin Bowman is finished with Love and Other Perishable Items: This was sweet... A YA and NA rolled into one.
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Erin Bowman made a comment on her review of The Good Girl
"I've heard lots of good things, and that it's a must read for fans of Gone Girl! Will have to chat once I finish. :) "
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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
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Under a Painted Sky by Stacey  Lee
Under a Painted Sky
by Stacey Lee (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: fans of historical fiction and/or american history, and those looking for a diverse cast
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My official comments:
Deftly researched, Under a Painted Sky propels readers into the lawless west and life on the Oregon Trail. With a diverse cast, timeless themes, and an addictive plot, this is the YA western I’ve been waiting for.

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Tales of the Superstitions by Robert Blair
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Detailed looks at the various myths, legends, and stories surrounding Jacob Waltz and the "Lost Dutchman Gold Mine" of Arizona's Superstition Mountains. Read for research.
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Cowboy Culture by David Dary
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Thorough examination of cowboy history and culture. Useful photographs, illustrations, and maps included. Read for research.
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Indeh by Eve Ball
Indeh: An Apache Odyssey
by Eve Ball
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Really enlightening oral history of the Apaches. Read for research.
More of Erin's books…
“Second chances are not the same as forgiveness.”
Erin Bowman, Taken

“No matter how obvious something may seem, there are two sides to every story.”
Erin Bowman, Taken

“The human brain can only be stretched so far before it breaks.”
Erin Bowman, Taken


Which April New Release would you like to read in June?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In April 2013" list.

Bronze Gods (Apparatus Infernum, #1) by A.A. Aguirre
Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre
(Apparatus Infernum, #1)
  4 votes, 22.2%

Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows, #1) by Thea Harrison
Rising Darkness by Thea Harrison
(Game of Shadows, #1)
  3 votes, 16.7%

Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock, #6) by Faith Hunter
Blood Trade by Faith Hunter
(Jane Yellowrock, #6)
  3 votes, 16.7%

Chosen at Nightfall (Shadow Falls, #5) by C.C. Hunter
Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter
(Shadow Falls, #5)
  3 votes, 16.7%

Wicked Cravings  (The Phoenix Pack, #2) by Suzanne  Wright
Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright
(The Phoenix Pack #2)
  2 votes, 11.1%

  2 votes, 11.1%

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
(Blood of Eden, #2)
  1 vote, 5.6%

Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass, #3) by Jenna Black
Rogue Descendant by Jenna Black
(Nikki Glass #3)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2) by Wendy Higgins
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
(The Sweet Trilogy, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Taken (Taken, #1) by Erin Bowman
Taken by Erin Bowman
(Taken, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.”
Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

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message 13: by Blair

Blair Mirth I am in awe of your Talent Erin. I am addicted to Taken. I have to pace myself now with Stolen while my pre-order comes in and then after that I can see myself doing a series re-read until the third book comes out. AH- SO LOVING IT.

message 12: by Kim

Kim I just finished Taken and could not put the book down! Cannot wait to read Frozen!!!!! :)

message 11: by Ugbomeh

Ugbomeh Hello,thanks for the adds

message 10: by Eugenia

Eugenia Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
Congratulations on the release of Taken and I can't wait to discover more of your work

message 9: by Karen

Karen Malena Good to meet you in here, Erin! Thank you!

Süheyla Thanks for accepting my invite:)

Felipe Gulyas thanks for accepting Erin, I am very excited for the book I really want to see Gray in this new world, and that girl on the cover gave me some theorys, I have a feeling that she will be his girlfriend

message 6: by Erin

Erin Bowman Phoebe wrote: "<3 <3 <3"

Back atcha, lady :)

Phoebe <3 <3 <3

message 4: by Emily

Emily Hi Erin, thanks for accepting :) I'm looking forward to reading Taken!

message 3: by Karen

Karen Payze thanks for accepting :)

message 2: by Erin

Erin Bowman Tvaleros, I am so excited to hear that you're anxious to read my book! 2013 seems far away right now, but I have a feeling it will sneak up on us. I hope you enjoy the novel when it finally hits shelves.

Tvaleros (SpadesHighReads) your up coming book is such a heartbreak tease. i am patient person, but at times i just cant wait, but you have us waiting till 2013! omygosh, i want to read it now. the excerpt already has lured me in!! count down now begins...=)

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