Hi, I'm Erin.
My latest project, coming February 25, 2020 from HarperCollins | Park Row Books, is Strung Out, a memoir about my decade-long battle with opiate addiction that explores the very nature of why people do drugs, casting light on the larger opiate crisis, written with the intention to destigmatize the topic of drug addiction.
I write about things like addiction, recovery, mental health, relationships, parenting, infertility, self-care, and my undying love for Beverly Hills, 90210.
My work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Upworthy, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. My weekly advice column, Ask Erin, can be read on Ravishly.
I Write To Make You Feel Less Alone
Someone once asked me, about my writing, “Don’t you want to leave all that mess behind you?” When we write the truth, when we write about our experiences, we reflect. We reflect back emotions, situations, life. I write what I know, what I’ve learned, and about the road that got me from there to here. We turn to art and make art to feel less alone, to stir something, to think, to breathe, to dream, to recover. I have said this before and it remains true for me — I have no desire to run from my past, "to leave all that mess behind me." That mess is part of me, that mess has brought me here today. I hope that by sharing with you, I make you feel less alone.
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