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Ask me about my school visits – specials – and the fun character interview that we do!

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I am very excited about conducting author visits and book signings in my local area of Denver Colorado. The book is geared toward K-5 and will delight you and your children and leave them eagerly anticipating the next adventure! I am currently booking author visits for FREE –  However, I must be able to sell my books and products and will need a guarantee of selling a minimum of $300 per visit! School is responsible for the difference between the minimum and the actual amount sold by either writing a check for the difference or purchasing products equal to the difference of the amount actual sold and  the minimum amount of $300!

I would also love to be able to have my books available at any and all of the book fairs you may have planned for the year with a donation of 20% of the book sales to the school. All books are Lexile measured!

I am willing to conduct a large assembly type gathering or several smaller gatherings based upon the needs of your school. I prefer no more than 3 sessions during a visit, so if you would like the entire school to participate, I would suggest 3 groups, K-1, 2-3 and 4-5.

I will provide order forms for you to send home with your kiddos!

  • Send home book orders with the children at least a couple weeks in advance so that they have time to remember to bring their money with them.  If someone was available to take orders and names, I would be able to bring the signed books with me to school.
    • Collect the pre-orders and email with the names – I can have them signed and ready to go on the day of the event – OR
  • Send home book orders early and simply have the children bring their money to school that day.  I will sign and personalize while I am there.
  • Book me for a Family Literacy Night and I can do a presentation and then have a table to sign and sell books and other products.

I have planned a fun adventure with your children by introducing them to Sammi Jo and the other main character, a sea monster named Screech.

The Sammi Jo Adventure series is a series of children’s chapter books in which Sammi Jo and her friend Screech, a sea monster, embark upon many adventures found only in the sea.

This first book introduces the reader to Sammi Jo, her family, and the timeline leading up to eventual discovery of the amazing sea creature that becomes her best friend. Fall in love with Sammi Jo’s adventure as you follow her through the series of events, mysteries, and clues that lead her to discover her friend and then their first journey into the ocean depths. The ending will leave the reader eagerly looking forward to the next great adventure!

Book 2 introduces the reader to many new friends and adventures, both above and below the sea! Have you ever heard of an underwater rodeo? Get started on your Sammi Jo adventures to see how this is possible!

Book 3 — Sammi Jo and Jake help the people of Edenlandia defend their land is the best adventure ever!

Outline of author visit:

  1. Introduce the students to the books
  2. Character interview with Sammi Jo:
    1. Discussing how the author is the voice and that without the author’s voice the character has nothing to say…
  3. Discuss the process of writing and publishing a book with a PowerPoint presentation
  4. Talk about the importance of reading and writing to gain knowledge.
  5. Read portions of the book
  6. Q & A period in which the children can ask questions
  7. Book signing and selling

“Dede Stockton recently attended our local author fairs at Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley.  She presented 30 minute sessions to several classes during the two day event.  Teachers and students loved her presentation and her book, Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever.  I was extremely impressed with her willingness to take on additional presentations at the last minute, the quality and age appropriateness of her presentation, and her professionalism. Not only is Dede a fabulous presenter, but her book is delightful and entertaining!  She is an amazing author!  I certainly hope Dede will consider attending our fairs again next year!”

~ Teri Schuch, Teacher/Librarian at Bergen Valley Meadow and Elementary Schools, Evergreen CO

For more information, please visit: www.sammijoadventures.com

Here are few links you may be interested in –

http://centennialcitizen.net/stories/Mom-turns-bedtime-tale-into-book,152623

Here also is the link to my YouTube channel with several videos regarding Sammi Jo – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNVk31tTsM1OBBMlm6mTtnw

 

If you enjoy Sammi Jo and my presentation, I would greatly appreciate an endorsement from you or one of your team members.  And, if you think Sammi Jo would fit in well with the AR reader program, I would love it if you would recommend Sammi Jo as an AR title.  You can recommend books using the following link – http://www.renlearn.com/ar/customercare/titlesuggestions.asp:

Quiz Type – either “reading practice” or “Literacy Skills”

Book Title – Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever!

Series Name – Sammi Jo Adventure Series

Click entire series so that Books 2 and 3 can be included

Authors First Name – Dede

Authors Last Name – Stockton

ISBN number is: 978-0-9987102-0-4

Publisher – DreamMaker Books LLC

Estimated Interest Level – either Lower Grades (K-3) or Middle Grades (4-8)

Year Published – 2017

Thank you so much for your time.  You may reach me at:

623-523-3304

dede@sammijoadventures.com

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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Bergen Valley Elementary School and Bergen Meadows

Local Author Fair

“Dede Stockton recently attended our local author fairs at Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley.  She presented 30 minute sessions to several classes during the two day event.  Teachers and students loved her presentation and her book, Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever.  I was extremely impressed with her willingness to take on additional presentations at the last minute, the quality and age appropriateness of her presentation, and her professionalism. Not only is Dede a fabulous presenter, but her book is delightful and entertaining!  She is an amazing author!  I certainly hope Dede will consider attending our fairs again next year!”

~ Teri Schuch, Teacher/Librarian at Bergen Valley Meadow and Elementary Schools, Evergreen CO

Great interaction with kids! They were engaged and excited about Sammi Jo and Screech. They have all been having the best days ever!!”

~ Mindy Trickel, first grade teacher – Bergen Meadows Elementary School, Evergreen, CO

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Indian Ridge Elementary School

We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation!

Kids shared their excitement of the book.

A first grade teacher shared she enjoyed the presentation, and joked, except for Kadynce getting hit with the ball. (this occurred during my presentation when I tossed a ball into the audience – very light and soft ball – everyone laughed!)

We had very positive feedback on writing process presentation!

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Review from a 4th grade teacher

We loved your presentation.

Students were engaged

  • Had the ball, stuffed animal
  • Slideshow gave them a visual
  • Students were involved (Sammi Jo)
  • Students had time to ask questions
  • Students liked meeting an actual author
  • Students liked that the book was signed

I liked how you talked about the writing process as an author and how it connects to their writing process