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You gain knowledge….

Imagine other worlds….

Visit different times….

Follow your favorite characters….

Enjoy the journey!


It’s a New Year!


Let’s make this year be all about imagination! Reading will help your child to use their imagination and open their mind to endless possibilities and adventures! Get your child a book! Turn off the TV! Turn off the XBox! READ!!

Christmas Special!!

Order a personalized copy between now and December 31 – and shipping will be FREE!!

Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever fits perfectly into your child’s stocking!!

Just click the stocking to be taken directly to the page to order a personalized book with FREE shipping!

And don’t forget you can visit the LoneTree Holiday Craft Fair between now and December 21st to get a signed copy or

the Southlands Holiday Craft Fair from December 22nd – 28th to purchase a signed copy

What a Great Stocking Stuffer!!

TV Interview

So Awesome!!

My author, Dede Stockton, and I got to be interviewed today on Colorado and Company!! I was soooo scared and nervous, but I did great and it wasn’t so bad after we got started. I will be adding pictures soon!



Sammi Jo

Painting and StoryTelling

Hi Everyone! I am working with a friend to come up with some painting ideas.

We thought it would be fun to do some storytelling and painting parties!! I will let you know more when we have it all figured out!

Here is one of the first ideas – It is of Screech and his mom! This is not the finished product, but just a rough draft to let you know what we are working on.

Screech and mom

Sammi Jo’s FIRST blog

Hi Everyone! It is Saturday and this is my first blog.  I just got some exciting news! My cousin, Jake, is coming to visit me soon.  He’s 12 years old and my favorite person in the WHOLE world.  I hope he loves Screech as much as I do!  He is also pretty silly and totally cool!


Jake-sillyJake-my fav

I would seriously love to come to your school!

School is about to begin!

— Some of you may be sad and some of you may be happy, but the inevitable is about to begin —


I am looking for author visits at my local schools in the Denver area!

  • Free author visits for the first two schools that sign up!
  • Free hard cover book for the teacher who calls me
  • Two free hard cover books for the school library


Buy from the Tattered Cover!

***** Special Offer *****

If you are in the Denver area – I respectfully request that you go to your nearest Tattered Cover bookstore and purchase Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever off the shelves, then… ****SEND ME YOUR RECEIPT AND I WILL REIMBURSE YOU FOR THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE RECEIPT ****

If you are outside the Denver area – please order Sammi Jo from the Tattered cover website – by clicking here,  ****SEND ME YOUR RECEIPT AND I WILL REIMBURSE YOU FOR THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE RECEIPT ****

How can you beat that deal! A GREAT book for FREE!!

Centennial author issues new children’s book nationwide

Published May 27, 2014 | By Chuck Raagas

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In author Dede Stockton’s nationwide release of “Sammi Jo and the BEST day EVER!,” she tells the story of how a little girl found a special friend when she needed it the most. Dive into adventure with Sammi Jo as she explores the deep with her new unique friend.

The book narrates how Sammi Jo wanted a new friend as she heads to the shore with her parents for summer. She is an only child and plans to spend a very lonely summer at their cottage while her parents work on their latest books. Much to her surprise, she meets a new friend in a most unusual place! Sammi Jo gets to explore the sea with her new friend, Screech, as her guide.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Stockton loves to read and has enjoyed reading her whole life. As a child, she was a military brat and so lived all over the world. Most places did not have television, or at least not American television, and because she is an only child, and there were no electronic devices in those days, she read… Anything she could get her hands on!

She lives in Colorado, where she can enjoy all four seasons on any given day! She loves meeting and talking to new people from all walks of life and the diversity of life in Colorado allows her to meet and connect with many interesting people! Writing a children’s story has been a dream for many years, and she hopes to be able to add many more Sammi Jo stories to her repertoire in the future.