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Having given more than 900 author presentations and writing workshops in 13 states for more than 870,000 students, Storad is well equipped to present 30- to 90-minute presentations to readers ages 4 to 94! He uses a multimedia format that includes puppets, props and animated readings to teach students about Arizona history and biology.

Topics include:
"More than just the facts - making nonfiction FUN!"
"How the West Was Fun!" WOWWing with AZ History
"Writer's Workshop" - The Craft of Writing Nonfiction.
"Read Me a Story" (Cultivating the Art of Listening)

To book him, call Linda Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc., 480-940-8182.



Exley uses her delightful sense of humor and upbeat personality to make learning as fun as it is educational. She camouflages lessons with silly antics, fun facts and interesting activities. Having given presentations and writing workshops to thousands of students ranging in grades from first through eighth and adults, Exley is available for 30- to 90-minute sessions. She uses a multimedia format that can includes puppets, props, visuals, PowerPoint slideshows, animated readings and giveaways to teach children about Arizona history and writing.

Topics include:
"How the West Was Fun!" WOWWing with AZ History (students)
"Kids Can Publish!" or "Teens Can Publish" (students)
"Starting a Class Newspaper" (students)
"Smart Marketing & PR" (adults)
"Edu-Tain to Reach the Brain" (teachers)

To book her, call Linda Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc., 480-940-8182.



Since being saved by an Arizona animal rescue group and finding his forever home with Linda Radke of Five Star Publications, JR (shown right) has become an entertainer in his own right. Soon after locating his long lost sister, Jayne, the two Joined forces on a mission to bring smiles to children and adults alike. Both JR and Jayne get along extremely well with children and have a knack for drawing them out of their shells and coaxing a laugh or two from them. Although the pair are loveable, animated entertainers and enjoy the company of others, they still are a bit shy, and don't speak to strangers. However, they will gladly visit any school, special event, bookstore, television station or go anywhere else as long as they can hold the hand of one of their AZ WOWW friends, who will interpret for them.

J.R. and Jayne can be booked with Storad or Exley or on their own. To book him, call Linda Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc., 480-940-8182.


An LCD projector in which to plug a laptop and screen are required. Presentations work best in libraries, which allow for better interactions with children. However, they can be done in auditorium settings, in which case a microphone will be required.



Storad, Exley, JR and Jayne can be booked by themselves or as a team in any combination by calling Linda Radke at 480-940-8182 or 866-471-0777.

In Arizona
In-state author visits range from $350 to $850 per day, per author, depending on the number of presentations given each day , author scheduled, if books can be sold onsite, number of books prepurchased and location of venue. A maximum of four presentations can be done in one day.

Outside AZ
Out-of-state author visits range from $850 to $1,000 per day plus travel expenses, per author, depending on author scheduled, if books can be sold onsite, number of books prepurchased and location of venue. A maximum of four presentations can be done in one day.

JR / Jayne
Because Ringtails are very shy, they can only visit with humans for 15 minutes at one time with 30 minutes of resting time between visits. They also must have a trained human companion with them to translate and guide them. JR or Jayne can be booked within Arizona for $50 to $350 each per day or outside the state for $350 to $500 plus travel expenses, depending on the number of visits per day (maximum is four), if books can be sold onsite, number of books prepurchased and location of venue.