Erin Bartels

Erin Bartels is the author of We Hope for Better Things and The Words between Us. She is a member of the Capital City Writers and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering through the woods with her camera, painting in both watercolor and oil, or reading with a semi-spastic Chihuahua mix on her lap. Erin lives in Lansing, Michigan, with her husband, Zachary, and their son, Calvin. Learn more about Erin at

The Words Between Us

We Hope for Better Things

This Elegant Ruin and other stories