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Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu - and although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.

SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion.

Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.

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May012012

Blog Me MAYbe: A Little Something About Me!

Today is the first day of the Blog me MAYbe blogfest, hosted by the fabulous Sara McClung - a little something she pulled together, to keep all of us participating, motivated to blog on a weekly schedule.

And since it's Tuesday, that means the topic is: May I tell you something about myself?

I snagged the cool alphabet survey Katy Upperman posted on her blog last week, as I thought this would be a great way to share a few things about me. 

Day one in the Blog Me MAYbe blogfest - and here goes:

A is for age: Today is my birthday - I am now...36.

B is for breakfast today: Haven't had anything yet - but I'm hoping for some pancakes!

C is for currently craving: Not gonna lie, would love a ball park hot dog and garlic fries right now...we may catch an Angels game this week, so I might just get my wish!

D is for dinner tonight: Since my husband I are in LA right now, we're having dinner at one of my favorite sushi restaurants: Yamashiro's. Love, love, love, this place!

E is for favorite type of exercise: Running, for sure. It's been awhile, but I also love CrossFit. Skiing and golf are favorites, as well!

F is for an irrational fear: Needles. *shudder*

G is for gross food: Not a huge fan of liver or any other entrails. 

H is for hometown: I was born and raised in Renton, Wa. (about 20 minutes SE from Seattle). 

I is for something important: My family. And my writing.

J is for current favorite jam: Yikes, not a huge jam fan - but if I had to pick, it would be my Aunt's homemade Guava jam from Hawaii!

K is for kids: Sadly, we only have the 4-legged kind, but not for lack of wanting the human kind. Never thought it would be this hard...but hopefully someday!

L is for current location: LA, California, in my hotel room!

M is for the most recent way you spent money: We went to Disneyland yesterday - it's been 28 years since I've been, and it was absolutely one of the best days I've ever had!

N is for something you need: A way to bring money in without having to go back to my day job!

O is for occupation: Creative development manager in the marketing department at T-Mobile. Aspiring author.

P is for pet peeve: Angry drivers. People who cut in line. Unruly children.

Q is for a quote: “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

R is for random fact about you: I constantly leave various lights on around the house for no real apparent reason, which drives my husband batty - he's always following behind me, and turning them off. 

S is for favorite healthy snack: My morning smoothies made of: Kale, mango, banana, almonds, protein powder, coconut oil, and coconut water = YUM!!

T is for favorite treat:  Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chocolate-Chip ice cream, and Haribo gummi bears (but only the red and the green ones).

U is for something that makes you unique: I am a handful of scuba dives short of my Dive Masters certification. I played the violin for 12 years. And was a gymnast for 14. 

V is for favorite vegetable: Squash, peppers, and broccoli.

W is for today’s workout: Walking the infinite expanse of Disneyland!

X is for X-rays you’ve had: My heel (nasty heel spur from running!) and my teeth.

Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Amazing dinner with my husband at Osteria Mozza, in LA!

Z is for your time zone: Pacific.

That's me in a nut shell - so tell me, what is one random fact about you?