Erin Elizabeth Spivey (nee Garibaldi) was born and raised in Orange County. She grew up an avid reader, which she has parlayed into a rewarding career in librarianship. Erin received her BA from University of California, Santa Barbara (cum laude), a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English from CSU Long Beach, and her Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. She has been working in libraries since 2009, following her time as a high school teacher and private tutor. Currently, Erin lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, one son, three dogs, five fish and one turtle.