Erin’s Blog

The Last One

A senior year is a very special thing for high school students. As a teacher, it's my joy to celebrate alongside the students and their families. We cheer through the lasts. The last first day of school. The last sports season. The last tests. All culminating in the joy of graduation....

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The Comfort of Old Friends

Have you ever had a season where it seems like everything is going wrong? One of those "If it rains, it pours" times? We all have. I've been walking through one the past few weeks, and it's been exhausting. One personal disappointment came in the form of my very first fiction rejection...

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Stings and Steps

Three weeks ago I was stung by a wasp. It was my first experience with a wasp sting, and though the immediate pain was intense, I felt like my reaction overall was pretty mild. Then, nine days later, the site broke out in hives and my arm was fevered and itchy. I'd never heard of a...

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ACFW Conference 2021

The American Christian Fiction Writer's annual conference was last weekend. Although it was virtual, that didn't stop me from getting away for it. I invited writing friend Becca Kinzer to come down from Illinois, and we rented a little 2-bedroom place about an hour from my house. It was...

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Lifted Dreams

Last week I sent my book proposal to an editor at a publishing house for the very first time. That’s a really big deal! This business moves very slowly, so I know it will be a couple months before I hear anything, but I am much more excited than nervous. Sure, she could get back to me...

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End of Summer 2021

I head back to school next week, and summer vacation will be officially over. In the books. Finito. While I’m excited to dive into another school year with my students, it’s been hard to let summer go this time around. If you had asked me in May to name five things I was most looking...

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