Hi, I’m Erin Bowman, an Edgar Award-nominated author of numerous books for children and teens.

For well over a decade, I’ve been providing honest, transparent writing advice for aspiring and veteran authors alike. From essays on craft, to the business of publishing, to living your best creative life, my content has resonated with readers and provided a sense of solidarity to thousands of writers across the globe.

The essays I’ve put out over the years have spanned many platforms: twitter, insta, a mailchimp list, my personal website/blog, and guest posts/interviews across the internet. And therein lies the problem: across the internet.

I’ve launched From the Desk of Erin Bowman in an effort to put all my advice in one place—and to better connect with fellow readers and writers.

New emails drop every other Tuesday.

Free subscriptions include:

  • A behind-the-scenes look at life as a traditionally published author

  • Honest and transparent insights into the publishing industry

  • In depth craft advice (on writing, revising, brainstorming/planning, and more)

  • Sneak peeks at my upcoming books

  • Access to giveaways and bonus content

  • Updates on my appearances, signings, and other bookish news

Emails are sent every other Tuesday. Occasionally, extra email will drop if/when I have timely news to share. So what are you waiting for? Subscribe today!

Why upgrade?

Since I’m all about honesty and transparency, I’ll say it outright. You don’t have to upgrade to a paid subscription. But I hope you’ll want to.

Because you like my content. Because you know it takes time and energy to create these posts. Because you want me to continue to put out similar content (and be able to pay my bills in the process).

Nearly all my posts will remain free, but paid subscribers will enjoy a few additional goodies, such as:

  • Monthly AMA (Ask Me Anything) posts

  • Full access to the archives (posts are paywalled after a year)

  • Occasional serialized and short fiction

  • Bonus behind-the-scenes content

I may even roll out additional paid features in the future. Only time will tell.

So join me!

Hit that subscribe button (upgrade if you feel so inclined) to enjoy all the writing and publishing content I have to share, from my desk, to yours…

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Edgar Award-nominated author of books for teens + children ⚡️