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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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Monday
May192014

Spring Writing Bootcamp Check-In #12

MY MAY GOALS:


  1. Bikini Boot Camp Day #9:

    I mentioned in last week's post that I joined the ever-fabulous Jennifer Jordan's For The Glow's Bikini Boot Camp - and yesterday marked the start of week 2! I'm sleeping better, I'm working out 5 days a week, and I'm loving everything that Jenn has slated for us to eat -- which includes my absolute favorite green smoothie, BEE GORGEOUS! This one is SO good, I could actually drink it every morning! For those of you interested, here's the easy recipe:
    1. Handful of greens (I use kale)
    2. 8oz. coconut water
    3. 1 banana (preferably frozen)
    4. 1 tbs. almond butter
    5. 1 tbs. bee pollen
    6. 1 tbs. raw honey
    7. 1 teas. alcohol-free vanilla
    Tip: I'll add a cup of ice if the banana isn't frozen. Blend all until smooth...and ENJOY! **Jenn mentions a good point, please do an allergy test for bee products before consuming!
  2. New WIP NOTG writing goal: 
    Minimum of 10,000 words for the month.
    UPDATE: I put together a play list over the weekend and I love listening to it while I write! Here's a snippet of some of the songs (my favorite is song #3!):
    YA Contemporary: NAME OF THE GAME by Erin L Schneider on Grooveshark 
  3. Continue to read / finish CP's MS!
    UPDATE: Still waiting for a couple of CP's to send over their manuscripts - looks like I'll be getting one of them towards the end of this month and I can't wait!
  4. Host / participate in a Word Sprint or two! 
  5. Cheer on the AWESOME that is Team Rainier!
  6. Read 5 books minimum. 
    UPDATE - THREE books down:
    1. CP Heidi's MS
    2. I finally finished DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS by Laini Taylor
    3. I also knocked off Abbi Gline's newest release, RUSH TOO FAR.
    I'm now reading FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe, which I'm really liking. Like A LOT.  
  7. We've only got TWO more weeks of bootcamp left -- what do you have in YOU?

    Monday
    May122014

    Spring Writing Bootcamp Check-In #11

    MY MAY GOALS:

    1. Dinner: Quinoa & lime-marinated chicken bowl!
      Green Smoothie: Bee Gorgeous!Bikini Boot Camp Day #1:

      Because I evidently can't get enough of bootcamps, I decided to join For The Glow's Bikini Boot Camp this year. But instead of motivation for writing, this one's for my health - which in turn, makes for better writing, right? RIGHT! 
      It's six weeks of turning my diet around (I love kale!), getting a little exercise (burpees anyone?), being motivated by others, tracking it on Pinterest!, and overall, just doing good for this 'ole body of mine. I started eating clean(er) (I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but I am opting for gluten free around 95% of the time) and following the recipes a week ago to acclimate -- and aside from some of the ingredients being a little on the expensive side, I love everything I make (green smoothies, egg & kale breakfast scrambles, hummus = YUM!) and I definitely feel full and happy! 
      So be prepared for some great recipes / photos over the next 6 weeks -- after all, I've got my 20 year H.S. reunion in August and this girl plans on going with a lot less me! 
    2. New WIP NOTG writing goal: 
      Minimum of 10,000 words for the month.
      UPDATE: I'm at 5,103 words so far, a little over half way done for the month! 
    3. Continue to read / finish CP's MS!
      UPDATE: I finished and sent over notes on the last MS I was reading and now I'm waiting on TWO other CP's to send over manuscripts they said they'd be sending over. Eh-em. I'm waiting. Yep, still here. *cough*
      I'll sing it again in case you missed it last week: Red rover, red rover, send your manuscripts on over!
    4. Host / participate in a Word Sprint or two! 
    5. Cheer on the AWESOME that is Team Rainier!
      UPDATE: Did you all see Elizabeth Brigg's exciting cover reveal for her NA Contemporary MORE THAN MUSIC? Yes, that's it over there - but make sure to check it out here and enter to win some great prizes!
    6. Read 5 books minimum. 
      UPDATE: One book down (Heidi's MS) and 4 more to go! 

    SOOOO BOOTCAMPERS, WHAT DO YOU  HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVE FOR MAY?