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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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Apr182013

Teen Literature Day: Rock The Drop!

Today, Thursday, April 18th, 2013 is Teen Literature Day and what better way to celebrate then by participating in Readergirlz #RockTheDrop!

I had the great pleasure of doing this last year - and I have to say, it's one of my favorite days of the year!!!

The idea? Anyone who wants to support Teen Literature Day - be them a YA writer, author, or someone who just loves YA - picks out a Young Adult book or two of their choice, and drops them off someplace a teen (or someone that might know one) will find it. And voila! That's Rock The Drop!

It's hosted by the amazing girls over at Readergirlz and Figment - and in my opinion, is a great cause to support!

My two RockTheDrop selections this year: Sarah Dessen's THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER and JUST LISTENThis year, I selected two Sarah Dessen books - THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER and JUST LISTEN. 

I had originally planned on dropping each book off in a different location, but well, I live in Seattle, and it's about to pour down rain - so finding two ideal covered spaces is really hard to come by.

So I ended up keeping the two of them together and found a great spot - a covered park bench that faces the parking lot - right outside my local Starbucks where most of the teens stop by after school. 

Perfect.

I went in to Starbucks and grabbed my grande vanilla rooibos tea (man, do I miss coffee - it's been over ONE YEAR - can you believe it?) and by the time I came out, two woman were looking at the books and reading the letter I'd left inside. 

I RockedTheDrop outside my local Starbuck's in Maple Valley!I hope they find their way to a good home, encourage a teen to read a great book, and perhaps - who knows? - maybe pique their interest in writing someday. 

I love participating in this event - and look forward to doing it again next year! Don't forget to check out Readergirlz Facebook page to see all the awesomeness that's happening around the country - and find out how others RockedTheDrop today!

Did any of you participate in #RockTheDrop today? I'd love to hear about it!