Erin Dionne ’97 is an accomplished author of young adult books. In three years, she has published three novels: Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies, The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, and now Notes from an Accidental Band Geek. Dionne is returning to Boston College this weekend to celebrate the release of her third novel for young readers, Notes from an Accidental Band Geek (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011). The launch party is free and open to the public and it will take place on Sunday, October 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Gasson Hall, Room 305. Festivities will include a book sale, reading and signing, cake, a “Learn to March” clinic, and more!
About the book: Elsie Wyatt is a born French horn player, just like her father and her grandfather before her. In order to qualify for the prestigious summer music camp of her dreams, she must expand her musical horizons and join – gasp! – the marching band. There are no French horns in marching band (what the heck is a mellophone??), but there are some cute boys. And marching band is very different from orchestra: they march, they chant, they . . . cluck? Elsie is not so sure she’ll survive, but the new friends she’s making and the actual fun she’s having will force her to question her dad’s expectations and her own musical priorities.