Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day Twenty - All About Erin Bowman ( Taken)

Debutante Profile

Name – Erin Bowman
Debut - Taken
Genre – Sci-Fi
Website– HERE
Blog -  HERE
Twitter - HERE

Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. Erin lives in New Hampshire with her husband. When not writing she can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. TAKEN is her first novel. You can visit her blog (updated occasionally) or find her on twitter (updated obsessively).

Dream Debutante Dress -  This Monique Lhuillier gown Julia Stiles is wearing is gorgeous (colors, silhouette, material), but it also looks ridiculously comfortable. (As someone who spends most of her days writing in yoga pants and a hoodie, comfort is key.) And although the colors are quite different, the ombre effect reminds me of the drastic gradient on TAKEN's cover. I think this makes it my perfect debutante dress. :)

Notes from a YA Debutante

I am a big fan of lists, but only odd-numbered ones. (Even numbers make be twitchy.) So here are 11 random truths about me: 

1) I have never died my hair. Ever. Not even a single highlight. 

2) As a child, I used to think that my dad took me on errands because my name was Erin. Similarly, when he took my sister Kelsy along, they were going on Kelsys. (This makes perfect sense in the mind of a five year old.) 

3) Autumn is my favorite season. The leaves, pumpkins, apples, sweaters, boots, scarfs, tea, temperatures, hiking, etc. 

4) I used to work as a web designer, which is really just another form of story telling, in my opinion. The only difference now is that I obsess over word choice and comma placement instead of colors and fonts. 

5) I am a gigantic Harry Potter nerd and proud of it. My favorite of the series is hands down The Prisoner of Azkaban. ("Mischief managed!") 

6) The Disney Princesses were my world growing up. And fairy tales in general. (Who am I kidding. This is all still true.) 

7) I have 24 first cousins. I think. I've started to lose track. 

8) When it comes to setting an alarm, I avoid using "rounded-off" times. Instead, I wake up at: 6:27, 7:03, 5:49. (I told you I had an issue with even numbers.) 

9) I floss every night. Even on vacation. 

10) Without a doubt, some of the best smells in the world are: fresh cut grass, laundry/dryer sheets, pine trees, vanilla, campfires, the spine of a book, and the house I grew up in. 

11) I have the greatest job in the world. 


Bookie's Note: DENTAL HEALTH FTW! Erin, Disney Princesses are *still* my world. I'm still looking for my own Prince Eric and I plan to lure him with my version of "Part Of Your World" which sounds very much like the original except I have incorporated some dubstep into it (i.e. off key, distorted singing). That's so fascinating that you don't like even numbers, for most people it's the other way around!

Make sure to come back tomorrow for the second half of Erin's feature! We have some juicy secrets lined up and a fantastic giveaway! 

Badass Bookie xx


  1. I've never met anyone who likes uneven numbers before. Usually they prefer the ones that are rounded up or down, or multiples of ten or five XD

  2. There has never been a week where I haven't caught 11:11 on the clock at least once that week. Don't know why I'm mentioning that here, I guess #8 just reminded me of that fact.

    I hope I get to know someone else who dislikes even numbers. I've never met anyone who had that quirk. Coolies. 8D

  3. Loved learning more about Erin. Funny why she thought her dad took her on errands.

  4. I loved all of Erin's Harry Potter tweets as she was reading. And autumn is my favorite season too. Can't wait to read her book! Thanks for sharing. :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  5. My favorite season is Spring, my birthday is in April! Love the guest post, Erin! And you are absolutely right, the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best one!
    Your reader,

  6. My favorite HP is Order of the Phoenix. I even have part of the prophecy as a tattoo :D

  7. I love the dress.
    #2: hilarious
    #5: Love HP too
    #6: they rule
    #7: holy crap. that's a lot of cousins
    I can't wait too read your book!

  8. Oooo, that is a nice dress! I like the coloring of it. Not so much the dress. I feel like I have more cousins than you... 24 doesn't seem like that many lol :D

  9. All your random truths are really interesting :)

  10. I like that dress too and I hope it's as comfortable as it looks.

    I was a huge fan of princess too and now I get to experience it all over again with my daughter's princess obsession. I've gone over the brink though on princess saturation. After 3 years of EVERYTHING princess and pink, my eyes are sore and I'm ready for a change.

  11. LOVE the dress! there's just something about a Grecian flowy dress that just works for every occasion.

    That's crazy. I honestly can't believe Erin has never dyed her hair. I've been dying my hair since 7th grade and can't remember what the natural color is, lol.

  12. I SO APPLAUD YOU for flossing. I can't tell you how much I forget. **cringe** Tehe! Oh yes! It does look uber comfy and GORG!!! Awesome digs. :D Can't wait for Taken!

  13. I love Harry Potter and I love Monique Lhullier; I would like to have her design my wedding dress in the future.

  14. Hooray for harry Potter super fans! My fave is The Half Blood Prince. I am so incredibly, redonculously excited to read Taken!

  15. All my watches have Disney characters on them; I say it's to amuse the kids I teach, but it's totally for me : ) I will always be a Disney princess!

  16. Yay, Harry Potter!! My favourite is The Half-Blood Prince. And yes, the dress fits the cover, so cool!

  17. Love the dress, but you had me at Harry Potter nerd. I was, am and always will be. Awesome dental hygiene. Even numbers aren't all they are cracked up to be. And you definitely have the best job in the world. I would never remove pj's if possible.

  18. My favorite HP book is the Prisoner of Azkaban too! And I'm still obsessed with Disney princesses.

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