613.260.3256 escullion@rogers.com

Erin Scullion grew up across the river from Ottawa in a little village called Templeton, Quebec, and moved to Ottawa when she was 10.

Early on, she thought she wanted to be a farmer and graduated from Kemptville College of Agricultural Technology (now part of the University of Guelph) in 1980.

After a short stint milking Ayrshire dairy cows, she decided there had to be an easier way to make a living, so she pursued journalism, graduating with distinction in 1986 from Concordia University in Montreal. She has been writing professionally ever since. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in communication on fellowship at Syracuse University in New York State.

She now works for the federal government. I Need You to Know is her third book. Her first, a history of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC), was published by the CDC in 2006.

Your book is like a box of fine chocolates. I keep going back to it. What talent, what emotion, what writing ability. You see clearly and you stand for the truth, regardless. I have so much affection for you. Thank you for letting me in.
Your friend,

Nicole Beauchamp

Ottawa, May 2016 - I Need You to Know

I LOVED your book Erin. I felt all kinds of things and learned a lot. For such a far-reaching book I found it very easy to read…Rolls right off your tongue. Your unique sense of humour shone through. I will definitely buy some for gifts. Please write another book, Erin. I look forward to more from you!

Mary Dunlap

Ottawa - I Need You to Know


A children’s educational book about seahorses.

The history of the Canadian Dairy Commission, a federal crown corporation.

An anthology of family lore and history.