Children’s author from Boston visiting local schools, Medina bookstore

Posted 26 October 2023 at 9:56 am

Erin Dionne and Author’s Note also will be at Rochester Reads Festival

Erin Dionne has written two children’s books in a new series, Shiver-by-the-Sea.

Press Release, Author’s Note in Medina

MEDINA – Boston children’s author Erin Dionne will visit Author’s Note at 6 p.m. today to discuss and sign the first two books in her new spooky-fun chapter book series, Shiver-by-the-Sea.

The illustrated series, published by Pixel + Ink, an imprint of Holiday House, is geared towards early readers aged 7-9, and begins with two hardcover novels, Bella and the Vampire, and The Were-Woof. With illustrations throughout by children’s illustrator and toy designer Jenn Harney, the novels release just in time for Halloween read-aloud fun.

Dionne will present Shiver-by-the-Sea this afternoon to students at Wise Intermediate School in Medina, and at Sodoma Elementary School in Albion. On Friday morning, she will visit Royalton-Hartland Elementary School.

On Saturday, Dionne will join the Author’s Note booth at the first annual Rochester Reads Book Festival sponsored by Writers & Books, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at SUNY Brockport Downtown (Rochester), 161 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY.

Erin will read at 11:45 a.m. Tickets to the festival are free with a suggested donation option. Rochester Reads has a long history of promoting reading in the Rochester area, but this is its first in-person festival. Buffalo author Dee Romito and Medina author Julie Berry will also read and sign books at the Author’s Note table throughout the day.

Erin Dionne writes middle grade novels, picture books, chapter books and nonfiction. Her new spooky chapter book series Shiver-by-the-Sea (Pixel + Ink) released in August 2023. Her latest novel for tweens is Secrets of a Fangirl (Scholastic 2019). Her most recent picture book is Balletball (Charlesbridge, 2020). When not writing, Dionne is a professor at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA.

Tonight’s activity at Author’s Note will include a reading, signing, Q&A, and treats and giveaways for kids in attendance. The event is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend, signed books can be ordered at Contact Author’s Note for more information at (585) 798-3642.

For more information about Rochester Reads Book Festival and a full schedule of presenting authors and exhibitors, click here.