having and raising six children, she learned about the craft of writing books for children, became a published poet and
coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She now writes middle grade fantasy novels
When Erin’s husband of 19 years tragically passed away, she gained deep and profound insights into grief, helping herself and her children heal, becoming the ruler of a "Momarchy", moving forward, and finding joy amid sorrow. She reentered the dating world as a single mother, met a handsome English professor in a bookstore, married him, gained two bonus children (Yes, that means eight kids to hug and love!), and is now navigating the tricky waters of blending families.
In addition, Erin is also studying art once more at Southern Utah University and working towards
a BFA degree in art education, with a minor in creative writing. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx