Calyssa Erb is a queer, autistic children’s author and publishing professional. She has an Honors B.A. in English Language and Literature from Western University and a Certificate in Children’s Publishing from Toronto Metropolitan University.

She writes for young readers. Her debut middle grade novel about an autistic girl finding her place at theatre camp, Maya Plays the Part, is coming from Annick Press in Spring 2024. Passionate about the power of diverse representation in books for kids and teens, she is also member of The Festival of Literary Diversity’s Program Advisory Team.

In her free time, she enjoys a tall mug of tea and hanging out with her Animal Crossing villagers.