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Author • Speaker • Teacher

Author Erin Dealey is a K-12 Language Arts/ theater teacher, former Co-RA for SCBWI CA North/Central, and motivational speaker. Erin's original career goal was Olympic Gold Medal tetherball player. When that didn't pan out, she became a teacher, theater director, actor, mom, and author―and now welcomes any opportunity to visit schools around the world. A poster on her wall reads: "You can't scare me--I'm a teacher!" She LOVES motivating kids to read and write.

In her spare time, she writes plays, screenplays, and a weekly #kidlit blog. Or she might be at a school visit, traveling with her husband, or playing with a certain tennis-ball-obsessed dog.

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Christmas Ahoy!

Celebrate the publication of Christmas, Ahoy Illus. Kayla Stark, Sleeping Bear. —Link to order here.

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The Half Birthday Book

The HALF BIRTHDAY BOOK, Illus. Germán Blanco, Genius Cat Books —Link to order here!

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Dear Earth… From Your Friends in Room 5

Make Earth Day every day with DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends In Room 5, Illus. Luisa Uribe, Harper Collins. Details here. Paperback edition Feb. 2023

Resources & Freebies

Fun FREEBIES (Coloring pages, Readers theater, finger puppets and more!) for #teachers #librarians #parents HERE. ***My favorite READING song is HERE

PS dear #Teachers–Do your Ss think ONE draft is enough? (hahaha): Max the Writer Dog presents ~ Rough (Ruff) Drafts. (Yes, those are real rough drafts on my driveway. Writing is re-writing!

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