My name is ERIN DONOHUE. I am a young adult author, poet and freelance editor based in Wellington, New Zealand. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Creative Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Publishing, both from Whitireia New Zealand. Currently, I work as a production editor with legal publisher Thomson Reuters. I aspire to write more young adult fiction as well as work with others’ words in an creative, editorial role. »

My first novel, Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong, draws heavily on my own experience with mental illness and was published in 2017 by Escalator Press. It was a finalist in the New Zealand Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards 2018.

You can purchase it from your local bookstore or online here.

 ‘It’s changed the way I attend to those I teach. I cannot give it higher praise than that.’

– Bernard Beckett, author of Genesis, on Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong