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Erin Bowman is the critically acclaimed author of numerous books for children and teens, including the Taken Trilogy, Vengeance Road, Retribution Rails, the Edgar Award-nominated Contagion duology, The Girl and the Witch’s Garden, and the forthcoming Dustborn. A web designer turned author, Erin has always been invested in telling stories—both visually and with words. Erin lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. You can visit her online at embowman.com, on twitter @erin_bowman, or on instagram @heyerin.

Erin is represented by Sara Crowe of Pippin Properties.

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Erin Bowman I'm playing with two different book ideas at the moment: a companion novel for VENGEANCE ROAD (set ten years later, same world, new plot/characters), …moreI'm playing with two different book ideas at the moment: a companion novel for VENGEANCE ROAD (set ten years later, same world, new plot/characters), and a sci-fi novel currently called ACHLYS (think rescue mission gone wrong, a la Alien). I'm having a blast with both, and have my fingers crossed that you guys will be able to read them in book-form in the future!(less)
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VR is a standalone. I'm playing around with an idea for a companion novel, but nothing is co…more
Hi Maria. Thank you so much! I'm thrilled to hear this. :)

VR is a standalone. I'm playing around with an idea for a companion novel, but nothing is contracted, and even if it *does* happen one day, it will be new main characters and a new plot/conflict.(less)
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I have neglected this blog for a very long time, but it’s time for an update, because I have exciting news! I have a new YA novel coming out with HMH! Text version of the above image for accessibility: Kate O’Sullivan at HMH has bought Erin Bowman’sDustborn. With flavors ofMad Max,The 100, and the author’s […] Read more of this blog post »
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“Second chances are not the same as forgiveness.”
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message 13: by Drew

Drew Constance 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


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) 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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