Thursday, May 7, 2015

Interview with Joal Derse Dauer for Sadie and the Superstars

Come and join me as I talk with author Joal Derse Dauer about her picture book Sadie and the Superstars on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today. 

Sadie and the Superstars

  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 150542545X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1505425451

Sadie and the Superstars is an inspiring story of a handicapped dog named Sadie who has overcome great obstacles. The story begins with a boy named, Max, and his dog, Dexter, who are both deaf. They meet up with Zach and some other friends and play baseball. Afterwards, they meet a girl named Joal who has Sadie in a wagon. Some of the kids pick on Sadie because she can't walk but the new friends ignore the kids and go and play together. They have a fun afternoon swimming down at the lake. As they walk back through town they run into some people in wheelchairs who are playing basketball. The people find Sadie inspiring because they too, cannot walk and need wheels to move around.  

This story is inspiring to everyone. If Sadie can rise above all the problems and pain she had gone through, then others can do it as well. Sadie teaches everyone to focus on what they Can Do and not what they Can't Do.

About the Authors:
Allison Schley is the author of the Forever Friends’ series. Allison lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Bill, two children, Megan and Zach, three cats and a dog named Carlton. Allison grew up in Ohio and attended Beachwood Schools. It is there she learned to use sign language and befriended children with hearing loss. These friendships led her on a journey and to a lifelong passion to work with children with hearing loss. She has been in the field of Deaf Education for 20 years and founded Communication Connections, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to early intervention for families with hearing loss. When she isn’t working, Allison can be found enjoying time with her family, selling 3 D Mascara, and taking walks with Carlton. 

Joal Derse Dauer was raised in suburban Milwaukee, and has had a passion for animals since early childhood. She uses this passion as an animal activist, teacher, lecturer and author to share Sadie’s story. Through her story, she hopes to promote acceptance of people and animals with special needs and to stop the cycle of animal abuse.

Book Summary:
SADIE AND THE SUPERSTARS Life can be difficult when you are looked at as “different” and not accepted. Meet Sadie, the real dog that no one wanted. She teaches us to focus on what you CAN DO and not what you CAN’T DO. Sadie lives with Joal and they travel extensively teaching acceptance and instructing others how to stop the cycle of abuse. This inspirational story will warm your heart! You just may think of adopting a shelter dog with special needs, just like Sadie!  

1 comment:

  1. What a cute dog! Looking forward to having you on the show today.