About Erin

Writer, Lawyer, Connoisseur of Poor Decision-Making.

Erin Lyon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and then worked in broadcast television for 10 years before going to law school. She is now a practicing attorney and blames all of the people in her life for not trying to talk her out of the whole “becoming a lawyer” thing.

Erin’s first two novels, I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions and Unconditionally were published by Forge in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Erin lives in Northern California with her husband of 20 years, her teenage daughter, and a house full of rescue animals.

  44 comments for “About Erin

  1. May 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for following my blog! I dig your writing style; I feel we chew on the same knotted up piece of pine. 🙂 Can’t wait to read more!

    • May 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      And thank you 🙂 Yes, quirky little birds do tend to flock together, don’t they.

      • May 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm

        Chirp chirp boo boo…chirp chirp! 😀

  2. May 14, 2014 at 4:23 am

    We shall be awesome published authors! I know it. XOXO

    • May 14, 2014 at 4:27 am

      Undoubtedly. BTW, you are hilarious. Forgive me, but I am in the midst of a full-frontal blog assault. Shut up. You had me at “book whore.”

      • May 14, 2014 at 4:29 am

        Assault me. That’s what I’m here for. 🙂

  3. May 27, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Could not agree more…….. insanity is not a requirement to be an author but it could come in handy.
    BTW……. thank you for the follow, it’s very encouraging……….. and………. I LOVE your avatar!!!!

    • May 27, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Why, thank you 🙂 and I think the “insanity” thing begs the whole “which came first… The chicken or the egg” question 😉

  4. May 29, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for liking my blog today. Encouragement is always helpful – love your positive spirit and gumption – stick to it!

    • May 29, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Thanks 🙂 We have a lot in common…I have daughters and my dad is also my hero 😉

  5. June 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Right on good for you! Take that girl power and run with it!

    • June 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks. I am girl-powered…and alcohol-powered.

      • June 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

        These are both very important elements of life and survival!

  6. June 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    So not sure how I just found you when you’ve been giving me some blog ad time in a few of your post (muchas gracias by the way) but kid yourself not you are quite entertaining and funny, I quite dig your writing 🙂

    • June 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      Well, thank you 🙂 I take that as high praise from someone as funny as yourself.

  7. A.PROMPTreply
    June 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks so much for the follow. I’m slowly working my way through your posts on here. Each one is a juicy morsel to be savoured so far! You’ll probably be overwhelmed with numerous comments from me by tomorrow…..

    • June 14, 2014 at 12:22 am

      So kind of you to say 🙂

  8. June 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Here’s a fun read for you: http://www.literaryrejections.com/best-sellers-initially-rejected/ All those publishers must be kicking themselves now. Serves them right!
    Thanks for following my blog. I’m a happy camper now you are joining me as I trip around by RV, plane, car and time machine to the past.
    Comments, compliments, critiques and wisecracks are most welcome.
    I love your header photo despite what your husband says . . and your tagline . . who can resist that? “See” you again soon.
    Which Way Now 101 aka Carol

    • June 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      Oh my God. There is a literaryrejections.com website? My life is now complete. Great article. 🙂

      • June 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm

        Keep at it. Even J K Rowling got rejected. What do publishers know?

  9. July 20, 2014 at 9:59 am

    See, now I made the mistake of quitting my day job. But then again, I may never have written my book if I hadn’t… I’ve been enjoying snooping around your blog by the way.

    • July 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Yes, but it seemed to work for you since you have a book out that according the lovely blogger over at TheShitShowThatIsMyLife is a hilarious must-read…so it sounds like you planned it right! Thanks for snooping (I did the same to you yesterday on ShitShow’s advice) 🙂

      • July 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

        Ah yes. But she only said that because I sent her a picture of my wiener. That’s pretty much my marketing plan for the book… Which is why I need a day job so badly!

      • July 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        Ah, the old ‘Weiner Incentivization’ marketing strategy. Part of every successful marketing platform. You’re going to be a ‘huge’ success.

      • July 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        Unlike my wiener… badum-tssh!

  10. August 6, 2014 at 6:29 am

    “Connoisseur of Poor Decision-Making”

    See, now it all makes sense. Thanks for the follow! It’s always a pleasant surprise when someone follows me who doesn’t want me to download their free e-book that promises to teach the “Secrets of SEO” or the “Five Most Important Things You Can Do Right Now To Make Your Life More Amazing Than Anyone Has a Right to Expect”.

    I’m having great fun reading your blog and so glad you found mine. 🙂

    • August 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Actually, my e-book is called “Your Life Sucks and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It.” It isn’t selling very well.

      Glad I found you while out trolling for funny people! 😉

      • August 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

        Damn. That was my idea. Can I sue you for intellectual property theft?

      • August 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        This is America. You can sue anybody for anything. You can’t always win, but that doesn’t stop people from trying 🙂

      • August 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

        Hot damn!

        “I’m proud to be an Amurican..”

  11. August 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    You can find my post here: http://wp.me/s4SyV3-vib

    All My Love,
    Jennifer (AKA Ms. Monsterful)

    • August 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Oy. That was NOT supposed to happen. Here’s the whole message:

      You are about to receive a form letter (because I am too lazy to type individual emails for all 15 of you recipients), Before you dismiss this as spam or some kind of bad joke, hear me out.

      You may know me. You may not. It doesn’t matter. YOU have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

      There are rules and stuff for accepting it, and they are a bit of a pain, but the sentiment is sincere. I only nominated bloggers I thought deserved it, bloggers I thought other people would want to read, bloggers who inspired me in some way.

      You don’t have to accept, of course, but I hope you’ll enjoy knowing you inspired someone. You can find my post here: http://wp.me/s4SyV3-vib

      All My Love,
      Jennifer (aka Ms. Monsterful)

  12. October 14, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Hey, thanks for following my blog – it lead me to your blog, which is hilarious. Big fan of This Shit Needs To Stop Thursday. Keep writing!

    • October 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I’m a big fan of the visual I got when you described the guy asking for the “bro hug” 😉

      • October 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

        Ha ha- I feel like my face at the time painted a better picture of how I felt about it!

  13. November 6, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Oh my goodness! That is a crazy, crazy story!!! This is probably the first and last time I will ever say “poor you!” to a lawyer… but – POOR YOU! That completely stinks… but now you have me wondering about A Life in June… any chance of seeing it self-published? 🙂 Thanks for the follow, by the way… and well done for not quitting your day job! It is lovely to meet you – Mother Hen

    • November 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Hahaha. Luckily I am nothing if not tenacious. Or to stupid to know when to quit 😉 For now, A Life in June is in the drawer. I’m working on other projects and the hope is that, piggy-backing on some other success, it will see the light of day. Plus, I plan to re-write the last third of it, so it really isn’t ready for the prom. Thanks for visiting!

  14. November 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Dang I was hoping to quit my day job. I don’t have any rejection letters yet, because I haven’t submitted, but I look forward to the day the marketing department kills my novel.

    • November 7, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Lol. It is a brutal process but I know that hearing that even successful authors went through it makes me feel better 😉

  15. jdaniels510
    July 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Erin! I just found you and your debut book. I’m looking forward to this being a fun summer read. Best wishes!!

  16. Suzie
    June 29, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Hey Erin,
    I randomly picked up your book, “I love you…,” along with five others at Barnes & Noble this week to bring along on another long international work trip. After finishing two, I started yours… what a delight!! I finished it in a few hours, and I just had to write and tell you what a joy it was to read – your writing style is exactly my cup of tea! I occasionally write (for my own fun; just to put wit, wisdom, and damn good flirting on paper for my own amusement) but I would be much happier to simply read more of yours!! Can’t wait to get your next book just to hear the fun, witty exchanges and the chance to live vicariously through your characters! Please do keep up the good work.

    • June 30, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Thank you, Suzie! Comments like this always put a smile on my face 😁 I hope you enjoy Unconditionally!

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