Sammi Jo would love it if younger children could enjoy the series of events about how she meets her new best friend, Screech. She was super excited when we came up with the idea of a rhyming picture book to introduce younger children to her adventure series. Enjoy!
Dede Stockton is the red-headed, only child who was always seeking a new friend. The stories about Sammi Jo and her seaside adventures stem from Dede’s imagined adventures when she was a child and living near beaches all over the world as a military brat!
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!
Many of the places she lived were on or near the oceans, so, just like Sammi Jo, she believed that there were magical adventures to be had under the water!
Dede began telling stories of Sammi Jo and her sea monster friend to her children as bed time stories. As the stories, and her children, grew, she decided she should write them so other children could enjoy the adventures as well.