Erin Michaela Sweeney

Erin Michaela Sweeney is a writer, mommy, yogini, daughter, editor, sister, and napper extraordinaire who lives in Claremont, California.


Erin’s upcoming nonfiction book is tentatively titled Rest, Relax, and Renew: Beyond Your Cancer Identity. In the book, she will help readers get unstuck from the world of cancer by sharing yoga practices and wisdom. As a student since 2002 and an experienced teacher for more than a decade, Erin brings sought-after yogic expertise as well as her own cancer experience to this one-of-a-kind volume.

She has shared her wisdom across the globe by writing articles for readers of Yoga International and ASANA International Yoga Journal. The national Leukemia and Lymphoma Society blog also featured her articles (in January and May 2016).

Reporters turn to Erin for advice on articles about yoga and meditation, including “6 Reasons Your Yoga Instructor Needs to Know You’re a Runner,” “15 Gorgeous Spiritual Retreats Around the Globe: the Ultimate Meditation Destinations,” “12 Ways You Can Get More Out Of Your Yoga Class,” “Don’t Just Sit There! 5 Alternative Meditation Positions,” “20 Expert Tips To Survive Your First Pregnancy,” and “How to Benefit from Meditation in 3 Minutes or Less.”

In August 2015, Erin published Every Breath Is a Gift: Reflections on My Leukemia Journey. To support the memoir, her nonfiction has appeared in City of Hope’s High Hopes newsletter, on You Are HereThe Mighty, the CLL Tribune, and My Invisible Life.

Fiction and Poetry

Erin also writes fiction and poetry. “The Widow”—a short story adapted from her novel-in-progress—is featured in Frightening: A Collective Work. Another anthology, Graveyard, includes a story titled “The Clairvoyant,” from her same upcoming novel.

Her poems have appeared in the anthology Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze as well as in Haiku Journal, Angels Flight literary westAlebrijes online journal of creative arts, and Literative.com.


Erin connects with readers via her website, Facebook (Erin Michaela Sweeney), Twitter (@erin_m_sweeney), and her monthly newsletter, Emails from Erin.

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