Debut author Erin Yun grew up in Frisco, Texas. She received her BFA in English from New York University and served as president of its policy debate team. This experience came in handy for her job as the debate consultant for the Tony-nominated Best Play on Broadway--What the Constitution Means to Me. Erin is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has written reviews and articles for BookBrowse. She currently lives in New York City, and yes—she used to play basketball as a middle grader!
- She’s obsessed with personality quizzes and takes them for her characters.
- She is half Korean and half Polish/Germanic.
- Her favorite foods include kimchi-jjigae, cherry ice cream, and walnut cakes filled with red bean.
- She ran a bubblegum-selling business in middle school until it was shut down.
- She tried out for a Quidditch team... but didn’t make the cut.
- Her family lore says that her grandfather lost part of his farm in a game of Go-Stop.
- Her favorite places in the world include Seoul, London, and Tokyo.
- She was president of the New York University policy debate team.
- Her family dogs, Belle and Yoko, both bark incredibly loudly despite being foolishly tiny.
- She lives in New York City, but folks can tell she grew up in Texas by how often she says ya’ll.