Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today, I'm totally excited to be spotlighting Erin Dionne, author of MODELS DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES!

Erin has lived on two coasts and in four states. Her debut novel, MODELS DON’T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES, was inspired by events that occurred in seventh grade, when she wore a scary peach bridesmaid dress in her cousin’s wedding and threw up on her gym teacher’s shoes (not at the same event). Although humiliating at the time, these experiences are working for her now.

Erin lives outside of Boston with her husband and daughter, and a very insistent dog named Grafton. She roots for the Red Sox, teaches English at an art college, and sometimes eats chocolate cookies.

MODELS DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES is about Thirteen-year-old Celeste Harris who is no string bean, but comfy sweatpants and a daily chocolate cookie suit her just fine. Her under-the-radar lifestyle could have continued too, if her aunt hadn’t entered her in the HuskyPeach Modeling Challenge. To get out of it, she’s forced to launch Operation Skinny Celeste—because, after all, a thin girl can’t be a fat model! What Celeste never imagined was that losing weight would help her gain a backbone . . . or that all she needed to shine was a spotlight.

Here are Erin's answers to the Thorough Three:

NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?

ED: 13

NM: Tough age! What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?

ED: Not to worry about what other people thought of me!

NM: That's definitely an important one. Complete the following sentences:

Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.

You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.

ED: Everyone should definitely, for sure check out the awesome debut novels from the Debs!

You should NEVER, EVER fill out interview questions when you're exhausted. But if you absolutely must, make sure to have your husband's help.

LOL. I totally know that feeling :).

Click here to buy Erin's book; and here to learn more about Erin and her work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great questions, Neesha!

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