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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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Nov042013

November = NaNo Madness!!!

Over at the YA Buccaneers we're celebrating November and all that is NaNo Madness! 

For those of you that aren't quite sure what NaNoWriMo is, here's a quick intro directly from their website:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Here’s a little more about how it all works.

If you've never done NaNo before and are still thinking about signing up, it's not too late!!! NaNo is an awesome writing adventure during the entire month of November and whether you do or don't complete the 50,000 words, you'll still meet some amazing writers, get encouragement to write, and have a chance to celebrate with other writers all month long! It's quite an incredible forum to be a part of and one I highly recommend.

I won't be doing NaNoWriMo this year, but instead, have banded with a few writer friends to do what we like to call NaNoReviseMo, since I have some revisions to tackle on my current MS, WTWF. But I for sure will still be bouncing in and out of the NaNo forums to see how everyone's doing!

However, to help encourage everyone to write, the YA Buccaneers will be increasing the number of Word Sprints for the entire month of November, starting this week! 

Come join us on Twitter for three days of Sprints this week and get your NaNo groove on! No matter if you're drafting or revising -- all you need to do is write, write, WRITE! 

The Time: 

Tuesday, November 5th (today!), at 7pm EST (4pm PST) - hosted by yours truly!

Wednesday, November 6th, at 8pm EST (5pm PST)

Thursday, November 7th, at 8pm EST (5pm PST) 

The Place:  

Join in the fun on Twitter using our handle, @YABuccaneers, and the hashtag #YABWordSprint. Don't forget to tweet your word count at the end of the hour and sign up for this month's giveaway using the Rafflecopter form on the YA Buccaneers site! Please see the YA Buccaneers site for all details and giveaway rules.

In addition to Word Sprints, the Buccaneers will have several other fun events during the month of November, so make sure to stop on by if you're needing a little incentive to write!

Are you tackling NaNoWriMo or NaNoReviseMo this month? If so, best of luck -- drop your NaNo handle in the comments below so I can make sure to cheer you on!