Erin K. Schonauer (bottom) and Jamie C. Schonauer (top) are identical twins and write together as a team. As twins, they share a close bond and also share a passion for storytelling. They especially have a tender spot for writing children’s stories. Growing up together in the suburbs of Chicago, the sisters shared a bundle of memories like reading The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins, while not missing one episode of their favorite television show, Saved by the Bell. Even though their childhood is far behind, their youthful voice and spirit still resides within them.
Erin and Jamie have fiction and nonfiction pieces published in the children’s magazine market. Their work has appeared in award-winning publications including AppleSeeds, Faces, and Kiki Magazine. They are also authors of the nonfiction book Early Burbank.
In addition, they’ve worked in children’s media including Radio Disney. Here, they wrote web copy, promotional material, and commercials. Their work was commended when they both received the Bay Area Star Award. They stay connected to the youth market as they are both members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Erin and Jamie’s unique bond as twins makes writing twice as fun!