Erin Treacy Siska has previously worked as an editor and a lawyer. She lives with her husband, two children, and dog in South Florida. Erin loves reading and exercising. She has read approximately 6,000 picture books since her daughter was born.
Erin is an Irish-American name that means Ireland. Her maiden name, Treacy (TRAY-see), means “fierce” in Gaelic. Her married name, Siska, is Czech for “pinecone.” It is pronounced SHEESH-ka in the Czech Republic and SIS-kuh in the United States.
Erin is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Storyteller Academy, the Florida Bar, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Her law review article about freedom of speech was published in the Communications and Entertainment Law Journal at UC Hastings College of the Law.
In elementary school, she wrote a Father’s Day essay that was featured on the Today show.
She is very grateful for her family’s love and support. Erin is also thankful for her critique partners and the incredibly warm and encouraging kidlit community.