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Past Events

Earth Day Celebration 2023

April 28, 2023


Update from Sammi!!
Earth Day celebration on April 22nd with Sammi!

Stop by Copperfield's bookstore, 999 Grant Avenue in Novato between 12 noon and 2pm to say hello and celebrate Hola from Sammi. See photos and hear stories about animals from Costa Rica.

Anyone who buys a book gets to choose their own little rainforest animal toy to take home, along with a Sammi sticker!

See you there!

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January 27, 2023


Flying in!

The newest book in the Sammi the Owl Series will be arriving soon to Amazon, and Bay Area bookstores!

In her 4th adventure, Sammi journeys to Latin America and encounters exotic animals, like sloths, kinkajous, and spider monkeys. Owls who make this habitat their home are her guides.

Children will experience the cloud forest and the curious animals that live in this tropical paradise.

Watch for Sammi's landing soon!!

A New Arrival: 
Sammi Travels to Costa Rica!

Spring 2021

Ross Valley Charter School Read-a-thon

Sammi had a virtual "fly in" with students from Ms. Ballantyne's class at Ross Valley Charter School in March This event was part of their annual Read-a-thon fundraiser. Students listened eagerly to an adventure from Hello from Sammi in Canada, the third book in the Sammi the Owl series - and the students shared their story ideas and drawings.

San Ramon Elementary School Author Day

In May, Sammi and Suzanne enjoyed another visit with students. Kindergarten, second and third graders at San Ramon School in Novato listened to Sammi's adventure with Bella the black bear in Hello from Sammi in Canada. It was joyful to learn that students are interested in reading books and also in the process of creating them!

Sammi goes to school

January 21, 2020

On Tuesday, January 21st, Sammi visited San Ramon School in Novato to talk about her adventures in Hawai'i.

First through third grade students were introduced to the friends Sammi met in Kaua'i - from the beautiful hula dancers Alana and Leilani (Tropicbirds) to Keanu the Red Junglefowl, all the birds were there to show off. Even Albert Albatross was there, surprising the students when they learned he spends most of his time at sea, only coming  to land to mate.

After the presentation, the 4th grade music students played two songs on their ukuleles; on of the songs was "In an Octopus's Garden" by the Beatles, which was Sammi's favorite.

Sammi is planning to get around to other schools and other sites. Watch for her visits this year.

Our book launch party

September 8, 2019

We had an exciting launch of Aloha from Sammi at Copperfields in Novato, with wonderful music, great food, and readings from the second Sammi book.!


Suzanne talks about teaching diversity with her books.


Liko Puha plays Hawaiian ukelele music and is a Master Chanter in Hawaiian. Aloha from Sammi was launched beautifully with his contribution and with the loving presence of family and friends. Here's Liko with Suzanne. Photo by Joyce McCarron.


Suzanne talks to a full house.

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