Erin Taylor Young

About Serenade Books

We publish inspirational romance. Our delight is to bring readers more stories from their favorite best-selling and award-winning authors as well as introducing them to enchanting new voices. We consider ourselves a boutique publisher with a digital-first focus. We love working with authors looking to expand their readership and bring readers new stories and timeless favorites.

Our Timeless imprint features books that have been brought back to the market for a new generation of readers.

Serenade Books loves stories that stay with the reader long past the book’s end. We love romance and the beauty of happily-ever-afters. We look for writers who share that vision, who write the books of their heart because they have a kinship with the beauty of words, the power of story, and the wonder of God’s love.



About Erin

Erin Taylor Young is a founding member of Serenade Books—a boutique publisher focusing on romance e-books in the inspirational market—where she hones her publishing skills as an acquisitions editor and author liaison. Her deepest passions are the Word of God and bringing His truth, whether in her own books or the books of other authors, to readers. She teaches workshops about writing and publishing, produces podcasts, and is the co-creator of Write from the Deep with Karen Ball. She’s also an award-winning humor writer who has a remarkable gift for making her readers laugh out loud even as she’s delivering hard truths about living a life of faith.  Her recent book, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe, has been repeatedly accused of making readers laugh until they cry. Learn more about Erin at where she blogs about writing, God, and her aversion to spiders. Find out more about Serenade Books at Visit the podcast and website resource at to find encouragement, refreshment, and truth, from writers, for writers.    


Workshops Presented by Erin:

The Secrets of a Great Nonfiction Book Proposal
Does the thought of writing a book proposal overwhelm you? Do you wonder what a “Competition” section is, and why it would need to be in your proposal? In this workshop, learn why proposals are more than just busywork, and how you can use each component to make editors and agents drool.


Preparing Your Heart and Spirit for Success

An interactive session to identify your worst enemies as a writer, to learn how to stop listening to those enemies, and to build an arsenal that will ensure your writer’s voice is never silenced again.

Erin will co-teach this workshop with Karen Ball