Erin Dionne’s Character Debut Party

Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin DionneWelcome, Erin Dionne! I hope you brought chocolate cookies. Because if Celeste isn’t going to eat them, well… hello, cookies, where have you been all my life?


Thirteen-year-old Celeste Harris 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.

Celeste’s 2009 Debut Party

I’m still holding out for those cookies. I mean, *cough* I’m really happy to be included in Celeste’s celebration!

The Guest List

Alice, from the Twilight books, just because she’s such a party planner, and Anastasia Krupnik, from the Lois Lowry books. I think they’d have a lot to talk about!

The Party

Celeste hates to be the center of attention, so we’re in for a VERY low-key gethering at her cousin Kathleen’s apartment. Guests will receive decoupaged candle holders, of course!

Cool. I love candle holders. But what about, um…

*Grows concerned for lack of cookies*

The Guest of Honor: Celeste

Celeste is wearing a blue wrap shirt and black flowy pants. Perhaps, if she’s feeling jazzy, some lipgloss. Her theme song tonight? “Dreaming Without You,” sung by Theo Christmas (aka gallo_nero). You can even download it for free from the MODELS website!

Erin Dionne’s Advice for Celeste on Her Big Debut

Relax and enjoy yourself–you deserve to be the star of the show!

Okay, okay, so we didn’t get any cookies, but Celeste sounds like such a sweetheart. I totally forgive her. And I can’t wait to read more about her! Thanks for the party, Erin, and happy debut to you and Celeste!,

MODELS DON’T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES is available in book stores now, and also online at Amazon or through your favorite Indiebound store.

Erin Dionne 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. visit her online.

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