Erin L. Schneider is a native of 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 author living in Seattle with her husband, Neal their little 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 (yabuccaneers.com). Summer of Sloane is her debut novel. Visit Erin online at erinlschneider.com or on Twitter @ErinLSchneider1.