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New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows and Small Favors, Erin A. Craig has always loved telling stories.

After getting her B.F.A. from the University of Michigan, in Theatre Design and Production, she stage managed tragic operas with hunchbacks, séances, and murderous clowns, then decided she wanted to write books that were just as spooky.

An avid reader, embroidery enthusiast, rabid basketball fan, and collector of typewriters, Erin makes her home in West Michigan with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel, House of Salt and Sorrows, has sold over 175,000 copies since it burst onto the scene in 2019 and her sophomore book, Small Favors, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

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Erin A. Craig Aww! Thank you so much! I began writing House of Salt and Sorrows shortly after my daughter was born. I was a new stay-at-home mama and in those blear…moreAww! Thank you so much! I began writing House of Salt and Sorrows shortly after my daughter was born. I was a new stay-at-home mama and in those bleary-eyed early days, a fragment of a story kept haunting me … an island estate, shrouded in fog, shadows and dark, dark secrets. The idea wouldn’t leave me alone, but I wasn’t fully convinced there was an entire plot within it. Sorting through some boxes of old keepsakes one day, I came across a picture of 10-year-old me playing the role of the soldier in my sister’s Girl Scout troop’s production of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and the story clicked into place from there.(less)
Erin A. Craig I love getting to create new worlds with my stories so I always try to get a very clear picture of where the book takes place. My Pinterest boards are…moreI love getting to create new worlds with my stories so I always try to get a very clear picture of where the book takes place. My Pinterest boards are littered with dark forests and creepy, deserted beaches.

Once the setting is in place, I find it best to write a bit throughout the day, each and every day. I wake up early, write through my daughter's naps, and try to reread everything from that day before I go to bed. It helps me think about where to go next when I wake up!(less)
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“Nights like this were meant to be shared, remembered, and talked about for years. Skies like this were meant to be kissed under.”
Erin A. Craig, House of Salt and Sorrows

“Flushed with starlight and moonlight drowned,
All the dreamers are castle-bound.
At midnight’s stroke, we will unwind,
Revealing fantasies soft or unkind.
Show me debauched nightmares or sunniest daydreams.
Come not as you are but as you wish to be seen.”
Erin A. Craig, House of Salt and Sorrows

“We are born of the Salt, we live by the Salt, and to the Salt we return.”
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