Upcoming Events

  • YA Horror Writer's Workshop
    YA Horror Writer's Workshop
    Join me on Zoom!
    Feb 16, 2025, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST
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    Tips and tricks for writing YA horror
  • Lost Key Writer's Retreat
    Lost Key Writer's Retreat
    Apr 27, 2025, 3:00 PM CDT – May 03, 2025, 11:00 AM CDT
    Pensacola, FL, USA
    Commit to your writing practice!
  • Lost Key Book Club Launch Party! (Online)
    Lost Key Book Club Launch Party! (Online)
    Aug 15, 2025, 5:00 PM CDT
    Join me for the launch of the first three books in the Lost Key Book Club, a YA horror collection with plenty of twists and turns to keep teens tittilated!

About Christiane

Christiane Erwin is the obvious, unimaginative pen-name of Christiane Woodley, a writer from Austin, Texas. She grew up reading pulpy, YA horror by Christopher Pike and Richie Tankersley Cusick, she didn't like RL Stine (come at me, bro!), and eventually spent four years reading by a pool for which she received a Bachelor's in English Literature from the University of Texas.


She went on to get her Master's in Social Sciences from St. Edward's University where she focused on Digital Ethnography and received the Presidential Award for Leadership, Scholarship and Service -- but she had way more fun studying Creative Writing under the direction of Karen Stolz (WORLD OF PIES) .

JUDE'S DIARY is her first published novel. When she's not writing stories for her 13-year-old self, you can probably find her watching a truly unhealthy amount of television and movies (and quoting them ad nauseum!), rock climbing in her backyard, e-foiling on Lake Austin, or reading a book on the beach in Pensacola. Or drawing or painting with watercolors. Or fostering dogs (mostly pugs). Or hanging out with her husband and four genius children.


That is, you can find me in these places. I'm her. Christiane is me. I wrote this about myself in the third person. It seemed like the thing to do at the time.