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    Author Erin Dealey
    is a K-12 Language Arts/ theater teacher, actor, and motivational speaker. A poster on her wall reads: “You can’t scare me–I’m a teacher!” As a member of the University of California (Davis) Area 3 Writing Project, she leads writing workshops for teachers and students of all ages, including PBS Young Writers and Illustrators contest, the CSUS Writer’s Conference,many SCBWI conferences, and is a favorite at schools everywhere!

    Her latest book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press) is a kids’-eye view of the holidays.

    KIRKUS cheers: “…hilarious…’’Tis the season to be jolly,’ after all, and this rollicking parody neatly fits the bill.”

    Dealey’s first picture book, Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, Aladdin Paperbacks)was a Children’s Book of the Month Club feature selection and Scholastic Book Fair paperback/audiotape, and is also available in Braille.

    Kirkus Reviews called Dealey’s SLJ
    “Remarkable Read,” Little Bo Peep Can’t Get To Sleep (Atheneum/ Simon&Schuster)“An over-the-moon bedtime read…!”

    Other works include Klutz projects, Plays Magazine,and Talk About A Great Invention!(Pearson Learning) a paired 2nd grade reader.

    Dealey spent many years touring with Theatre-to-Go, a children’s theater ensemble, so she LOVES multi-purpose rooms full of kids, assemblies,and story times! In the summer, she heads the Theater Department of Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp in Northern California.

    Erin Dealey takes every opportunity to motivate kids to read and write, and let them know anything’s possible if you do your personal best!

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