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Thomas ErinErin Thomas is an emerging children’s and young adult writer with three books published for the reluctant reader market and two more under contract for Spring 2012. Her YA novel Boarder Patrol was a Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Best Books for Kids and Teens 2011” selection.

Erin is an active member of CANSCAIP and of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, and a repeat participant in the well-known Writing for Children workshop run out of Mabel’s Fables bookstore in Toronto. She has also been part of a week-long writing retreat/workshop in Nova Scotia, where she studied with editor Peter Carver and children’s writer Kathy Stinson.

Her writing for adults has appeared in On Spec magazine and the Globe and Mail. She is a long-time member of local writing and critique group Critical Ms.

She lives in her hometown of Whitby, Ontario, with her husband and daughter.

Erin’s Books:



Orca Book Publishers, Spring 2012

Boarder Patrol

Thomas E_Boarder Patrol

Orca Book Publishers, Spring 2010

2011 CCBC Best Books

2010 Resource Links “The Year’s Best”