Erin Teagan worked in biochemistry labs for 10 years. She knew that in science, especially working on research drugs, bringing your work home could actually be punishable by law. This left lots of time to work on her writing after work. Erin’s debut middle-grade novel, <i>The Friendship Experiment</i>, was published by Houghton Mifflin in fall 2016. Erin lives in Virginia with her family.