ERIN BARTELS is a copywriter and freelance editor by day, a novelist by night, and a painter, seamstress, poet, and photographer in between. Her debut novel, We Hope for Better Things, released in January 2019 from Revell Books, and will be followed in September 2019 with The Words between Us, the manuscript for which was…

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Whether you’re someone who wants to wind down at night with a short story, fill the empty moments with a bit of poetry, or allow yourself to get swept into a novel that illuminates the past and delves deep into our present cultural realities, you’re sure to find something here that challenges, inspires, and entertains.…

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My musings on creativity, writing, sewing, nature, Michigan, family, faith, and more, along with all the latest news on my book projects. Often accompanied by lovely photos and sprinkled with what I hope amounts to good advice. Click on the follow button so you’ll never miss a post.

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Book me as a speaker, teacher, or panelist at your conference, retreat, book club, writing group, or classroom. I love talking writing, books, and publishing, and I especially enjoy helping young and aspiring writers develop a rich writing life, improve their craft, and understand the publishing process. Choose from one of these topics or suggest your…

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Looking for more information about me and my projects? This is the place to click. Here you will find bios of all shapes and sizes for all your media needs. This is also the place to go for high res headshots and book covers, links to reviews and interviews, discussion questions for book clubs, and…

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I love where I live. Michigan is more than Detroit and farm fields. It is a varied landscape, formed by ice and marked by evidence of its time as a tropical sea, forever being refashioned by wind and waves. It is a showcase for all four seasons, where in the same week you might get hypothermia…

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