Short, Unofficial Bio:
I’m Erin. I drink a lot of coffee and write in my free time, which is extra challenging now that I am a mom to identical twin girls. I’m an obsessive-compulsive list maker, a traveler, a recovering journalist and a lover of books.
Short, Official Bio:
Erin Jade Lange is the author of MERE MORTALS as well as four other young adult novels, including her debut, BUTTER. As a former journalist, Erin wrote facts for 18 years. Her contemporary novels confront real-world issues from a teenage lens, and her paranormal novel provides young adult readers with an escape from that real world.
Extended Official Bio:
Erin Jade Lange is the author of Mere Mortals as well as award-winning contemporary young adult novels: Butter, Dead Ends, Rebel Bully Geek Pariah, and The Chaos of Now.
She is the winner of the Friedolin Youth Book Prize in Germany and the Sakura Medal in Japan. She has also been nominated for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (twice), the German Children’s Literature Award and multiple state book awards. Her debut novel, Butter, was a 2013 Teens’ Top Ten Pick, and her books have appeared on several state reading lists. As a former journalist, Erin is inspired by current events and real-world issues and uses her writing to explore how those issues impact teenagers.
She is an only child, so she spent a lot of time entertaining herself as a kid. This required her to rely heavily on her own imagination, which is probably why she became a writer. Erin grew up in the cornfields of northern Illinois, along the Mississippi River in one of the few places it flows east to west. She now lives in the sunshine of Arizona and will forever be torn between her love of rivers and her love of the desert.