Erin Mantz is a writer in Potomac and the mom of two adventurous boys, ages 5 and 9. Erin weaves many real-life experiences and humor into her writing. Her published work has appeared in Washington Parent magazine, the New York Post, Bethesda Magazine and Tango Magazine. She has served as Editor-at-Large for Washington Parent Magazine and appeared as a recurring guest on NBC News 4 in Washington, D.C. She has more than 15 years of experience in business communications, including roles at America Online, BearingPoint and, currently, Lockheed Martin. As an independent contractor, she has managed public relations and communications for D.C.-area organizations, non-profits and consulting firms. She is currently working on her first novel for middle-schoolers.