Joined CAL: April 2015
Specialties: Children’s chapter book (series of Sammi Jo Adventures)
Skills & Media: I own my own virtual assistance business called A Virtual World LLC
Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever
Sammi Jo and the Best Rodeo Ever
Sammi Jo and the Best Adventure Ever – coming soon!
Dede enjoys presenting her book to schools in combination with a PowerPoint regarding the writing process, in which she describes the writing process and the similarities between what an editor/publisher requests vs. what their teacher expects. During the presentation she does a “character” interview with her main character, Sammi Jo, illustrating the power of being an author and being able to put words in the mouths of the characters. The characters have no voice without the authors written word.