Erin Teagan has a master’s degree in science and worked in biochemistry labs for more than ten years, where she wrote endless standard operating procedures. She lives in Virginia with her two little mad scientists, a ninety pound lap dog, and a husband that regularly puts himself in danger with all of his extreme sports.
Erin’s debut, THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2016), is a humorous middle grade novel. Madeline Little, genius scientist in the making, keeps her life in control by creating standard operating procedures (SOPs), like “How to Fake the Bubonic Plague to get out of a Party.” But when her life flip-flops at the start of middle school, and the SOPs no longer do the trick, it’s up to Madeline to discover a new cure for her newly messed up life.
- Favorite book growing up: WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein, anything by Roald Dahl.
- Childhood aspiration: Always and secretly a writer, even when she declared she was going to be a scientist.
- Favorite time of day/place to write: Before the sun comes up at her very own beautiful desk (newly purchased).
- Book currently reading/most recently read: EL DEAFO by Cece Bell.
- Favorite things to do (other than reading): Traveling with her husband and reading in a safe place while her husband does something dangerous.
- Surprising personal fact: She was once quarantined on a virus stricken cruise ship for 72 long hours.
- Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: She can’t think of a single thing that’s not the absolute greatest about being a 2016 debut author.
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