Meet The People Who Brought The Barnsville Sports Squad To Life.
Author Erin Mirabella entered her first bike race at age 9, and soon after she was hooked.  At age 18, she began training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  While living at the training center Erin met her husband, Chris, an Olympic level Greco-Roman wrestler.  They live in Divide, CO and their first child, Micah, was born on July 30, 2007.

The Barnsville Sports Squad Series is inspired by Erin's own racing experiences and from the experiences of those athletes she met while living and training at the Olympic Training Center.  Her goal is to share the fun and value of sports and to inspire and educate the children who read her books. 
Illustrator Lisa Horstman is an award-winning author and artist.  She has created six picturebooks, four of which she also wrote.  She launched her children's book career with Fast Friends, which in 1994 won the Dr. Seuss Picturebook Award.  Lisa, and Ohio native, currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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