Did You Know?

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.

Subscribe via email
Twitter
Where Else Am I?

  

 Instagram 

Tags
#8TerribleTitles (1) #TalkLikeAPirateDay (1) #YABPirateTalk (1) 2012 (1) 2013 (2) 2014 (1) 4th of July (1) 7 Days (1) A to Z Challenge (26) Abbi Glines (1) About Me (6) Advice (4) Agent Feedback (1) Agents (12) Ally Carter (1) Ally Condie (1) Alphabet Survey (1) Amazing Dinner (1) AMC (1) American Library Association (2) Anniversary (1) Apps (1) April (1) Author Interviews (2) Awesome Editor Lisa (1) Banned Book Week (5) Banned Books (2) BEA (1) Best Reads (7) Beta Readers (1) Bikini Boot Camp (2) Bitterblue (1) Blog Break (1) Blog Me MAYbe (8) Blog-o-versary (2) Blogs (1) Book Covers (2) Book Deal (1) Book Hop (1) Book Stores (2) Book Surveys (1) Books (5) Books To Watch (1) Borders (3) Brenna Yovanoff (1) Bridgid Gallagher (3) BTR (1) BTS Reads (1) Caffeine Free (1) Campaigner Challenge (1) cancer (2) Carrie Ryan (3) Cassandra Clare (2) Chapter Books (5) Chaptering (1) Character Building (1) Children's Bestsellers (1) Children's Sales (1) Chris Weber (1) Coming Soon (2) Contemporary (2) Contests (9) Courtney Summers (4) Cover Reveals (1) CP's (5) Cracked Up To Be (1) Creativity (1) Critique Groups (2) Deadlines (1) Deals (2) Dear Teen Me (2) Disney-Hyperion (5) Divergent (1) Early Chapter Books (5) E-Books (1) Editing (2) Edits (2) Elizabeth Briggs (1) End of Year (1) Erin L. Funk (6) Faction (1) Fall For Anything (1) Favorite Imaginary Worlds (1) Favorite Reads (1) Favorites (6) Fire (1) Fireworks (1) First Lines (1) First Page Contest (1) Flash Fiction (3) Fletcher & Company (2) Follow-up (1) For The Glow (2) Friday Fives (15) Friday Funnies (1) Friday Ponder (1) Gayle Forman (2) Getting Published (2) GGetting Published (1) Giveaway (25) Goals (3) Goodreads (1) Graceling (2) Great Reads (1) Halloween (3) Happy Holidays (1) Harriet Beecher Stowe (1) Heidi Sinnett (1) HON (1) HyperionTeens (1) IBBA (9) IMDB (1) In Memory (2) Inspiration (22) Insurgent (2) Interviews (4) It's Coming! (1) J. K. Rowling (1) Jaime Morrow (6) James Dashner (2) Jandy Nelson (2) Jennifer Echols (1) JJames Dashner (1) Job Opportunities (1) John Green (1) Judith Engracia (1) July 1st 2013 (2) June 2013 (1) Kami Garcia (1) Kathryn Holmes (1) Kelly Loy Gilbert (1) Keyser Söze (1) KidLit.com (1) Kiersten White (2) Kris F. Oliver (2) Kristin Cashore (2) Launch (1) Laura Hillenbrand (1) Lauren Oliver (1) LGBT (1) Libraries (1) Lisa Grubka (1) Liza Dawson and Associates (1) Logline (1) Love YA! (1) Maggie Stiefvater (2) Marci Lyn Curtis (1) Mark Twain (1) Mary Kole (1) May (1) Mazatlan (1) MG (2) Michael L. Printz Winner (1) Michelle Hodkin (1) Middle Grade (5) Miss Snark's First Victim (3) MMy Reviews (1) Mom (2) Month Recap (2) More Than Music (1) Mr. Agent Man (5) Muse (5) Muses (1) Must Go (1) My Agent (3) My Reviews (47) My Sister (1) My Vacations (1) Naming your Novel (1) NaNo (3) NaNo Madness (1) NaNoReviseMo (1) NaNoWriMo (1) New Releases (2) New Website (1) Nonfiction (6) NOTG (6) November (1) NYT List (1) On The Island (1) On Writing (2) One Year Anniversary (1) Online Presence (1) Outlines (1) P.C. & Kristen Cast (1) Paper Hangover (2) PicMonkey (1) Picture Books (5) Pitches (1) PitchFest (2) Pittacus Lore (1) Poetry (1) Pop! Goes The Reader (1) Publication Date (2) Pumkins (1) Pumpkins (2) Query Letters (9) Querying (3) QueryTracker (3) Ramblings (1) Random Facts (2) Ray Villafane Studios (2) Readergirlz (1) Reading (29) Reading Mutiny Challenge (2) Ready Set Write! (1) recipes (1) Regine's Book (2) Research Tools (2) Revising (3) Revisions (12) Rewrites (1) Richelle Mead (4) Robert Frost (1) Rock the Drop (4) RTW (11) Running (6) Sara Biren (1) Sarah LaPolla (1) Sarah Ockler (6) SCBWI (1) Scholastic (5) Secret Agent Contest (2) Secret Project (3) Shelley Watters (1) Simone Elkeles (2) Six-Word Memoir (1) Sold! (2) Sookie Stackhouse (1) SOS (1) Spring 2016 (1) Spring Writing Bootcamp (13) Starbucks (1) Stephanie Perkins (1) Stephen King (1) Stephenie Meyer (1) Submission (1) SUMMER OF SLOANE (3) Summer Reading Challenge (3) Super Agent Lisa (5) Suzanne Collins (4) SYTYCD (1) TBR (2) Team Rainier (9) Teen Literature Day (1) The Bucket List (1) The Dark and Hollow Places (1) The Dead-Tossed Waves (1) The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1) The Harvard Comma (1) The Herb Farm (1) THE LUCKY FEW (5) THE ONE THING (1) THE RAVEN BOYS (1) The Sky Is Everywhere (1) The Sweet Sixteens (1) The Vincent Boys (1) The Walking Dead (1) the Write-Brained Network (1) This Is Not A Test (2) Title Change (1) Top 150 Bestsellers (28) Top Ten (3) Tracey Garvis-Graves (1) Transitional Readers (2) Travel (1) Treasure Hunt (1) Twitter (1) Two Roads (1) Unread (1) USA Today (28) Vacations (1) Vampire Academy (4) Veronica Roth (3) Versatile Blogger Award (1) Veterans Day (1) Video (1) Walk The Plank Challenge (1) WB Network (1) What's Up Wednesday (3) WHERE THE WATER FALLS (6) Wine (1) Winners (2) WiP (16) WOC (1) Word For The Year (1) Word Sprints (4) Would You Rather? (1) WOW! (1) Write-Brained Network (1) WriteOnCon (3) Writer Websites (1) Writerly Advice (6) Writerly Friends (1) Writers (1) Writer's Block (2) Writer's Campaign (1) Writer's Digest (1) Writer's Platform (2) Writing (21) Writing Communities (1) Writing Conferences (1) Writing Goals (7) Writing Process (1) Writing Resources (1) Writing Tips (6) WTWF (15) WWriter's Campaign (1) X Words (1) y (1) YA (8) YA Bestsellers (49) YA Book Club (2) YA Book Donations (1) YA Buccaneers (10) YA Contemporary (1) YA Reads (38) YA Sales (1) YA Trends (1) YAB (1) YAHighway (1) YALSA Best Sellers (2) YAwesome Writers (1) Young Adult (7) Zest Books (4) Zombieland (1) Zombies (2)
I'm a member!

Where In The World?

Entries in American Library Association (2)

Sunday
Oct072012

2nd Annual Banned Books Week Giveaway: And The Winners Are?

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, left a comment, and perhaps tweeted about Banned Books week! I've gone ahead and selected my two winners and they are:

Marie Haney and Nikki Marie

Please email me at elschneider@hotmail.com with the following:

1. Full Name

2. Your top 3 banned book titles in order of your preference (in case The Book Depository is sold out).

3. Your mailing address where you'd like your book shipped

Thanks again and happy reading!

Thursday
Sep272012

2nd Annual Banned Books Week Giveaway (International)

For as long as I'm a writer and reader, I'll always support the FREADOM to read. And I've never hidden the fact I believe that what I read, is my own decision - and not that of someone else.

So I'm proud to yet again support Banned Books Week by participating in the 2nd Annual Banned Books Week giveaway hop, hosted by the lovely ladies over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books

As posted on the American Library Association website, Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. This is something the ALA has been supporting for years - in fact, this year marks their 30th anniversary of supporting the freedom to read! 

Which is a good thing, because unfortunately the list of banned books is long - and grows longer every year. And we all know some of the classics that have been included on this list:

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, by Harper Lee, 1960: Harper Lee’s great American tome stands as proof positive that the censorious impulse is alive and well in our country, even today. For some educators, the Pulitzer-prize winning book is one of the greatest texts teens can study in an American literature class. Others have called it a degrading, profane and racist work that “promotes white supremacy.”

 

THE SCARLET LETTER, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850: According to many critics, Hawthorne should have been less friendly toward his main character, Hester Prynne (in fairness, so should have minister Arthur Dimmesdale). One isn’t surprised by the moralist outrage the book caused in 1852. But when, one hundred and forty years later, the book is still being banned because it is sinful and conflicts with community values, you have to raise your eyebrows. Parents in one school district called the book “pornographic and obscene” in 1977. Clearly this was before the days of the World Wide Web.

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by the late, great, Maurice Sendak, 1963: Sendak’s work is beloved by children in the generations since its publication and has captured the collective imagination. Many parents and librarians, however, did much hand-wringing over the dark and disturbing nature of the story. They also wrung their hands over the baby’s penis drawn in In the Night Kitchen.

And as posted on the BannedBooksWeek.org website, according to the ALA, there were 326 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2011 - and many more have gone unreported. And the 10 most challenged titles of 2011 were:

  1. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle 
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. THE COLOR OF EARTH (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. MY MOM'S HAVING A BABY! A KID'S MONTH-BY-MONTH GUIDE TO PREGNANCY, by Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. ALICE (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. BRAVE NEW WORLD, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN'T KNOW, by Sonya Sones
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. GOSSIP GIRL (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism

________________________________________

So to celebrate this great week, what's up for grabs you might ask? 

TWO lucky winners will each receive ONE banned or challenged book (value up to $20 USD) of their choice, from the banned or challenged list. You can find some of the titles here and here

The giveaway will run from Friday, September 28th - Saturday, October 6th and I'll be announcing my winners on Sunday, October 7th.

A few housekeeping rules:

PLEASE be honest with your entries. If you commit to leaving a comment - then do so! I review all entries for accuracy and honesty and reserve the right to remove any invalid entries.

  1. Giveaway is International. Note: Giveaway is open to anywhere The Book Depository ships. It is your responsibility to make sure The Book Depository ships to your country. All entries for non valid ship-to countries will be void. You can confirm if The Book Depository ships to your country by going here.
  2. Winners must be 13 years or older.
  3. Winners must choose a banned or challenged book from off the lists I've provided above.
  4. Leave a comment? That's worth +1 entry.
  5. Only requirement: you need to follow me on Twitter (@erinlschneider1) to qualify. Worth +2 entries.
  6. Tweet about my giveaway? Let me know and that's worth +3 more entries!
  7. Total possible entries = 6.
  8. +6 entries possible per person - please do not use alternative email addresses to enter again.
  9. You must fill out the Rafflecopter form below, to be officially entered.
  10. Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter on Sunday, October 7, 2012 and announced here on my blog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Remember to stop on over at I Read Banned Books and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer to check out all of the other great participants in this blog hop! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you even more, for supporting Banned Books Week!