Want to know more about why and how I chose the topics and time periods I wrote about in We Hope for Better Things, as well as what I hope readers will get out of the experience of reading it? Head on over to More Than a Review to read their interview with me.

Catch me and my critique partner, Nancy Johnson, over on Writer Unboxed chatting about how we’ve helped each other write authentic diverse characters in our respective novels.

This interview with me on Urban Book Reviews gives you a glimpse into the writing of We Hope for Better Things, including the research I did, the characters I connect with, and how the idea first came to me.

We Hope for Better Things was one of the most requested titles for early reviewers on Library Thing in October.

We Hope for Better Things was mentioned in a Relz Reviewz cover reveal article: “I’m excited for debut author Erin Bartels’ novel – the cover is intriguing and the storyline sounds intense and very relevant.”

I’m quoted in this post on GrubWrites about something that surprised me after signing my first publishing contract.