Erin Dealey’s original career goal was Olympic Gold Medal tetherball player. When that didn’t pan out, she became a teacher, theater director, playwright, actor, mom, and author. Her Sleeping Bear Press books include Just Flowers, Christmas Ahoy, Snow Globe Wishes (A 2023 Anna Dewdney Read-Together honor book), K is for Kindergarten, and Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol. She lives in northern California with her husband and welcomes any opportunity to connect with young writers & readers around the world. You can find her online at erindealey.com and on social media as @ErinDealey.