Author Erin Dealey is a K-12 Language Arts/ theater teacher, former Co-RA for SCBWI CA North/Central, and motivational speaker. A poster on her wall reads: "You can't scare me--I'm a teacher!" She LOVES school visits and takes every opportunity to motivate kids to read and write.
SNOWGLOBE WISHES (Illus. by Claire Shorrock/ Sleeping Bear Press 2019) got a STARRED review from KIRKUS : https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/erin-dealey/snow-globe-wishes/?fbclid=IwAR2VOgTBusvkvZgv2HIDnzHWdCcVss_ssqpkubPz6obFRctlu54oR9Iz0bc.) "The feelings of community and togetherness are palpable."
KIRKUS cheers Dealey's holiday book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press): "...hilarious...'’Tis the season to be jolly,' after all, and this rollicking parody neatly fits the bill."
Her first picture book, GOLDIE LOCKS HAS CHICKEN POX (Atheneum/S&S, Aladdin Paperbacks--still in print!) is also available in Braille. Kirkus Reviews called Dealey's SLJ “Remarkable Read,” LITTLE BO PEEP CAN'T GET TO SLEEP (Atheneum/ S&S) “An over-the-moon bedtime read...!”