Sammy's Birthday Surprise

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About the author:
It was at a very early age when I, Douglas Esper, (your friendly neighborhood author) realized I had a passion for the written word. As a youngster, I couldn't get enough books to satisfy my desire to read and to this day, I have many books my parents got for me. As I started school I quickly gravitated towards reading and writing to the point teachers grew impatient with me for writing stories in class.
The passion and drive to read and write has never abated to this day and I think I am finally feeling comfortable in my own writing skin. Thus, I published my first book for very young readers called Sammy's Birthday Surprise. It features top notch, colorful artwork from my friend Jeff Fernengel. We are working quickly on the follow-up to this book, Sammy's New Neighbors, which will be out in 2011.
Also, I have been hard at work on my second novel, which I recently completed a rough draft for. In fact, as I type this I am editing a final draft of my first novel titled, "A Life Of Inches."
I live in Brook Park, Ohio, which is just outside of Cleveland, with my wife, son, and dog. By day, I am a medical delivery technician, but I also try and mix in school readings and appearances at book fairs as well. (Want me to read at your school? Drop me an email or visit WWW.SAMMYSFRIENDS.COM)
I'm currently catching up to the world by reading and listening to as many books and audio books as possible, and also enjoying the latest Les Roberts mystery novel. If I'm not reading or writing you can find me watching the Cleveland Browns losing on Sunday, writing music with my band, or walking the dog with my family.
Hope this helps you learn a bit about me, but now it's your turn...introduce yourself!

Sammy's Birthday Surprise

the fern valley friends present:

Authored by jeff fernengel, douglas esper

It's Sammy's birthday today and he is very excited to spend this day playing with his friends. Unfortunately, when Sammy arrives at their favorite play spot his friends are nowhere to be found. Where could they be? Did they forget Sammy's birthday? Follow Sammy(a friendly purple creature)as he searches for his friends all over the colorful town of Fern Valley. Meet several interesting characters from Sammy's school, the shop, and, as we search, we learn more about Sammy himself. Sammy's Birthday Surprise is an introduction into a fun, unique, and always interesting world seen through the eyes of Artist Jeff Fernengel and told through the words of Douglas Esper. What is Sammy's Birthday Surprise? You'll have to read the book to find out.

Publication Date:
1461107164 / 9781461107163
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Birthdays

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