Erin Dionne

Erin Dionne’s latest book for tweens is Secrets of a Fangirl (2019). She’s the author of 6 other books for young readers, including the 2014 Edgar Award finalist Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking (Dial 2013). Her first picture book, Captain’s Log: Snowbound, released in 2018 from Charlesbridge Publishers. She teaches at Montserrat College of Art and lives outside of Boston with her husband, two children, and a very indignant dog.

“Erin and Chris [Tebbetts] were excellent co-teachers. I appreciated that their different writing processes added a wonderful dimension to their input.”

“Erin Dionne and Chris Tebbetts are both great teachers and make learning fun.”

“Both Chris [Tebbetts] and Erin created a safe and friendly atmosphere for helping us improve ourselves.”

“I loved Learning from Erin Dionne and Chris Tebbetts. They are both excellent teachers and support each other very nicely.”

“I especially liked that Chris [Tebbetts] and Erin had different approaches to their successful writing!  It helped illustrate how, as writers, there is NO ONE WAY to approach writing for kids.”

“Erin Dionne and Chris Tebbetts are both incredible writing teachers! They gave an unbelievable amount of practical advice. Within three months after taking the course, after reviewing the videos many times, I was able to write the entire novel… over 50,000 words. I am amazed!”

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