Erin Silver is an award-winning children’s author and freelance writer/editor with more than 20 years of professional industry experience. Her books for children include Just Watch Me (Common Deer Press), What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19 (Second Story Press), Proud to Play: LGBTQ+ athletes who made history (Lorimer Kids), Rush Hour: Navigating Our Global Traffic Jam (Orca), Sitting Shiva (Orca)and Good Food, Bad Waste: Let’s Eat for the Planet (Orca). Her journalism work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Washington Post, Today’s Parent and Chatelaine, among others. She has also edited full-length manuscripts and has many corporate clients, including The Royal Gazette (Bermuda) and Costco magazine.

Erin has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from King’s College in Halifax, a postgraduate journalism degree from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. She’s a member of IBBY, The Writers Union of Canada, Children’s Booking Centre, CANSCAIP and SCBWI. Erin is represented by Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists.

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