Erin Downing

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I read and write books for adults, young adults, tweens, and kids. I always love book recommendations, so please send them my way! I'm partial to contemporary romance, romantic comedy, funny/snarky voices, quirky characters, and original/funny/magical kids' books.

MOON SHADOW - my latest novel for tweens - is now available in paperback!


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Erin Downing Hi Lisa - thanks so much for this wonderful compliment! I'm thrilled to hear your kids are ALL enjoying Puppy Pirates and The Quirks. Hooray! A few of…moreHi Lisa - thanks so much for this wonderful compliment! I'm thrilled to hear your kids are ALL enjoying Puppy Pirates and The Quirks. Hooray! A few of my favorite books that would be perfect for your kids are:

The Penderwicks (by Jeanne Birdsall - this is my family's favorite read-aloud series)
The Family Fletcher series (by Dana Alison Levy)
The Ramona series (by Beverly Cleary)
The Fudge series (by Judy Blume - my favorite from childhood!)
The Vanderbeekers of 141st St. (by Karina Glaser)
Crenshaw and The One and Only Ivan (both by Katherine Applegate)
The Imaginary Veterinary series (by Suzanne Selfors)
A Snicker of Magic (by Natalie Lloyd)
Gertie's Leap to Greatness (by Kate Beasley)
A Boy Called Bat (by Elana Arnold)

These have been a few of the favorites at my house, so I hope you can find a few winners in this bunch! Happy reading.(less)
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Drive Me Crazy

3.76 avg rating — 3,370 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Juicy Gossip (Candy Apple #19)

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Prom Crashers

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None of the Regular Rules

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Kiss It

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A Funny Thing About Love: D...

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Moon Shadow

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Cheating on Myself

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For Soccer-Crazy Girls Only

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Cheating on Myself: A Romantic Comedy (for adults)

Woo hoo! It's done. My very first romantic comedy for adults is here, and you really should go and buy it! (If you're an adult, that is. There is some mature content, so don't get this one if you're into my tween books. Seriously, you would not enjoy it.)

CHEATING ON MYSELF is a novel I've been working on for the last few years, and now it's finally available for YOU to buy and read and recommen... Read more of this blog post »
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Briana Thanks! I'm sure I will. :)


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Erin Downing oh good - enjoy!



Briana Hello! I got my two books, Drive Me Crazy and Prom Crashers, from winning your contest in the mail the other day. Thanks again!


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