8 Things About Me

  1. I’m part-Hawaiian and live life with ALOHA.

  2. Miracles happen daily. I believe this with my remaining kidney.

  3. I have a love/hate relationship with running. Mostly hate.

  4. Happiness is a choice, and once chosen it's meant to be shared.

  5. Coke Zero and Hot Tamales are my favorite food groups.

  6. If I'm not writing a book, I'm photographing something. (summerillphotography.com)

  7. Hugs are essential.

  8. Fantasy books take me to a happy place.



Erin Calabio Summerill is an award-winning author of the young adult fantasy novels, Ever The Hunted, Ever the Brave and Once A King. When she's not writing, Erin is devouring a book, photographing one, or talking to teens about her latest favorite read. A former high school English teacher in Hawaii, Erin still taps into her love of teaching at writing conferences. Her focus talks on "How to Do Hard Things" and “Your Best Ideas” empowers and inspires middle grade and high school students to face their fears, achieve short term and long term goals, and break out of negative mindsets. 

Erin is proud to be an Air Force brat. She was born in England. Shortly after, her family's Hawaiian heritage drew them back to the islands. 
Now, she lives in Utah. Erin holds a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University and is currently working on an MFA in Writing Fiction For Children at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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