is the author of two novels, Miracle Beach and Learning to Stay (both published by Penguin/NAL), and the forthcoming Colors Run. She received a B.A. in English from St. Norbert College, and a M.A. in composition pedagogy and an MFA in creative writing from Northern Michigan University. A born-and-raised Yooper, Erin now makes her home in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, two toddlers, and two crazy Vizslas, and is an Assistant Professor of writing for the University of Wisconsin system. She specializes in working with student veterans and on veterans issues. Her essays have appeared in Zocalo Public Square and Proximity Magazine. Erin is also a (co)founding member of the Tall Poppy Writers.