Erin Kaste was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she got in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the rest of her work. She began violin lessons at the age of four, went on to earn a degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music, and became a professional musician. After a brief public school teaching stint, she settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is currently a member of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as well as their personnel manager.
Away from writing and music, she loves running, hiking in the mountains, road trips, and channeling her grandmother as she raises African violets and Christmas cacti. She shares a home with her wife, their two teenagers, two dogs, and two cats.