Erik Jon Slangerup is an award-winning children’s book author who writes action-packed tales with heart. "Molly and the Machine," an 80s sci-fi adventure, is his debut middle-grade novel (2022, Simon & Schuster). It was ranked "Top 10 Best SF New Releases" by Bookriot, and called "a well-calibrated, riotous adventure" by Publishers Weekly. The sequel, "Molly and the Mutants," releases Aug 2023. Erik has also written several picture books, including "Dirt Boy," which made the Children’s Choices Reading List. Erik is the father of six, and lives in Columbus, Ohio with his family.