Meet Erin

Erin Boydstun Kohler is an award-winning writer who aspires to draw readers closer to God and ignite a belief in the power of second chances through her works of both fiction and non-fiction. Erin grew up in tiny towns, on backroads, and on mountain trails. She was an elementary school teacher until she did something she said she’d never do: marry an Army guy. As an Army wife and CARE team leader, Erin witnessed first-hand the heartbreak that can come from sending a soldier to war. Although her husband is now retired, she remains passionate about supporting military families and hopes her fiction stories touch her readers and create in them an understanding of military life. Erin is active in her community and church, is a former contributing writer for Colorado Springs Mom Collective, and formerly served as Vice President and President of the Colorado Springs chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. She now lives at the base of Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, CO with her incredible husband, two amazing teen daughters, and loyal canine writing companion. She has a special affinity for soft t-shirts and homemade guacamole and loves holding babies. Erin enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, sports, and any time spent with family.

Author Erin Kohler
Genesis Award
Author Erin Kohler

Fun facts

My childhood heroes were William Rudolph, Flo Jo (Florence Griffith Joiner), Mary Lou Retton, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. I LOVED watching the Olympics and whatever sports were on T.V. When Magic Johnson was diagnosed with AIDS, I wrote an article about him for my high school newspaper.

My favorite books as a child were the Trixie Belden series, Little House on the Prairie, and Little Women. I related so much to Jo March—I was a temperamental tomboy who fiercely loved my family and making up stories.

My first car was a 1978 Datsun B210. I loved that car!

After teaching elementary school on an Army post, I swore that I would never marry a military man. Three years later…

Twenty years ago, following an illness, I was told that I would be lucky to live another ten years and would likely never have children. I love proving experts wrong!

My illness didn’t leave me unscathed. I manage multiple autoimmune disorders, including Celiac disease, and a variety of food allergies. I learned how to cook and bake differently and love creating new dishes with my daughters.

When I was in high school, both the girls and boys basketball teams qualified for the state play-offs. My older brother and I were part of those teams. A Denver news station sent a reporter to our tiny town to interview our coach and my dad who was superintendent of the school. The reporter compared our experience to my favorite movie, Hoosiers. A string of cars even followed our bus to the big city for the play-offs.

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Author Erin Kohler
Author Erin Kohler
Author Erin Kohler

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