Erin Dealey writes fiction for kids from toddlers to teens, and tweets far more regularly than she blogs. (@ErinDealey) Her energetic school visits featuring her youtube Writer’s Rap as well as picture books Peter Easter Frog, A Kindergarten Alphabet, Grandma's Favorite, Grandpa's Favorite, Babies Come From Airports, Deck the Walls, Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox and Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep, have elevated her to “rock-star status” at elementary and middle schools everywhere--30+ events per year since 2002. (After one such visit, two 5th grade boys darted into the library, told Dealey, “You’re funnier than Will Smith!” and dashed away.)
Forthcoming picture books include Peter Easter Frog (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/ Atheneum), Snowglobe Wishes (Sleeping Bear) and a soon to be announced title.
Author, actor, motivational speaker, and Theater/English teacher “for decades,” heads the Theater Department of Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp each summer. Waiting for Yes, her contemporaryYA, is loosely based on an edgy (and highly accident-prone) high school production of Macbeth that she helped to direct.
Dealey has appeared on CBS/KOVR’s Daybreak, Good Day Sacramento, PBS’ Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators, and more. A member of the Area3 Writing Project (University of California at Davis), she leads language arts workshops for teachers and students of all ages, including California School Library Association, California Reading Association, university/student teacher training programs, and SCBWI. She was honored with the 2011 International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy award.