Erin Dionne
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Upcoming book signing event at the new Barnes & Noble in Natick on Sept. 23rd

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Framingham resident and local children’s book author, Erin Dionne, has launched a spooky new chapter book series, Shiver-by-the-Sea, that is set in a fictional town in Massachusetts.

Geared to elementary readers aged 7-9, the series explores friendship, secrets, a community and helping your neighbors, some of whom may even be MONSTERS!

When third grader Bella reluctantly moves to the eerie small town of Shiver-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts from New York City, she has no idea what magical adventures are in store for her. Her mom has bought the town’s old movie theater and wants to re-open it to show classic monster films.

In the first book, Bella and the Vampire, Bella meets a new friend and as they are cleaning out the movie theater, they get more than what they bargained for.

In the second book of the series, The Were-Woof, Bella, an animal lover, excitedly fosters a little puppy only to discover things aren’t what they seem.

“My goal with the series is to encourage community building and social-emotional learning…while having spooky fun along the way,” said author Erin Dionne.

The first two books in the Shiver-by-the-Sea series are now available online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon or at any of the local independent bookstores, such as The Silver Unicorn in Acton and Tatnuck Bookseller in Westboro.

Dionne will be talking about the Shiver-by-the-Sea series on Saturday, September 23 at 12:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble in Sherwood Plaza in Natick.

Dionne is the author of nine books for young readers including Balletball, Secrets of a Fangirl and Captain’s Log Snowbound, her first picture book, which was released in 2018. Her book, Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking, was a 2014 Edgar Award finalist.

When she’s not imaging new children’s stories, Dionne teaches writing at Montserrat College of Art and lives in Framingham with her supernatural husband and two spooky-loving children who sometimes are the inspiration for her characters.

For more information on Erin Dionne and her books, check out her website.