Erin Dale Darling is a fiction author, singer-songwriter, and award-winning journalist; in other words, a prolific storyteller with a passion for the written word in all its forms.



Erin holds a B.A. in Communication Arts/Writing from Gordon College, where every winter, her English professors would take turns reading aloud from The Chronicles of Narnia in the aptly named Frost Castle. Needless to say, Erin has always found fantasy writing inspiration in the mortal world around us. After college, Erin carved out a career as a community journalist and editor. Her work has appeared across media platforms, including print, broadcast, and online publications. She is the recipient of five New England Newspaper and Press Association awards.

Erin's debut Young Adult fantasy novel, The Unicorn Queen, is book one in the Crown of Starlight trilogy, and is currently in the beta-reading stage. In the meantime, Erin is drafting a standalone New Adult sci-fi novel.

When she isn't writing or editing fiction, Erin is writing and recording music with her husband, Mark Darling. They live in Massachusetts with their two ferocious felines, Chloé and Sabina, and quarantine puppies Stiorra and Sebastian. 

Connect with Erin on social media for a behind-the-scenes look at the writing process for songs and stories, and, of course, plenty of updates on the fabulous lifestyle of four extremely spoiled rescue fur babies.