Sandi Jerome  Writer

Native American Media Alliance

Sandi  Jerome wins Fellowship

05/25/2023 - The 3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar, in partnership with US Bank and the Cherokee Nation Film Office, has announced nine selected fellows for this year’s program. “We look forward to ushering in a new group of Native Americans through our emerging writers program.” Announced Ian Skorodin, director of strategy of the Native American Media Alliance. “Each year, we see indigenous storytellers breakthrough creatively and professionally through this seminar.” The Native American Writers Seminar is a two-month intensive that supports emerging writers who are new to the film and television industry. This initiative provides new access for Native Americans to advance their career and develop their writing sample. All participants chosen for the seminar will workshop an existing script with accomplished and seasoned writers from motion picture and television series. The program provides intensive development workshops and is accompanied by rigorous writing sessions. In addition, the seminar provides representatives from prestigious fellowships and past participants of Native American Media Alliance writing programs. These speakers share insight into career development, professional growth and new writing opportunities.

Sleep Warrior is on the Red List!

Currently seeking an agent/publisher


Two Scripts by Sandi Jerome selected for Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinals
Two of Sandi Jerome's scripts, LAST HAND and FIRST MAN were select out of a record breaking 6,048 entries to be among the 320 that advance to the next round. There were both first drafts and will be entered again in 2023.

Use of Deadly Force by Sandi Jerome wins contest
Sandi Jerome is the First Place Winner of A/Exposure Contest - Annually, this site is visited by over 250,000 producers, studio executives, director, actors, writers etc., from ALL over the world. People in Europe are especially keen on material penned by American writers.

Sandi Jerome selected as a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Project with Princess Quest  - Animated feature

Sandi Jerome's animation script - Runaway Cricket is in production at by a first time producer. Written based on story by the producer at spec.

Nicholls Fellowship

Books and Free e-books

Anadisgoi Article

Available Books - seeking a publisher and/or literary agent.

Sleep Warrior - Aya, a pre-teen, starts sleepwalking, but in reality, her Cherokee ancestor, Clarissa, takes over her body at night to perform superhero feats. Think of Moana meets the terror of a new middle school. The flying horse and talking bears are fictional, but Clarissa is my actual Cherokee ancestor.  31K Middle Grade Fantasy.

I think the time is right for this type of book. On page 28 of Anadisgoi, the official publication of the Cherokee Nation there is an article about the Marvel Voices Heritage - Indigenous Voices that will have a Cherokee character in a future series. This is the artwork created by a member of the Cherokee Nation for Marvel Voices.

Murder at the Magic Kingdom - As a modern-day Enola Holmes, Wilma Wallaby is an aspiring kick-ass 13-year-old detective who has grown up being physically abused by her bully of an older brother. When she overhears a real murder being planned at Disney World, she must stand up against her sibling in her own crafty way before she is the one who gets murdered.  41K word Young Adult.

Free e-books

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1.  Rhine River Cruising
2. Disney Cruising for Elderly Introverts
3. Amazing Animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom
4. Longevity Spinach - The Road to Better Health

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Rhine River Cruising

 Rhine River Cruising: A Viking Journey of Castles and Chocolate
After I started to book a Viking cruise, I found the decisions overwhelming. When to go? European rivers had level problems all summer during the drought. Where do we go? How do we get there? What do I pack? Which deck is better?  It took a lot, but I figured it out with the help of a few Facebook groups. I kept so many notes that I put them in a free e-book on my website, but so many wanted a printed copy to take on the cruise. I agreed to publish this book to help others make the tough decisions that I did. This was the most significant travel expense I had ever spent; in the end, it was the best trip! We had many mishaps; missing luggage, a hurricane, and an airport closure – but we got through everything thanks to my careful planning and the wonderful people at Viking Cruises. I hope this book can help you along the way, no matter which cruise you pick.  Order printed copy on  Amazon

Amazing Animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom: A Walking Tour of Disney's Zoo

Did you know that Disney has a zoo? Although Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the most beautiful theme parks in the world, it is also a fully functional zoo. Disney's Animal Kingdom is accredited by both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums which means this theme park has met or exceeded requirements in education, research, and conservation. This walking tour is meant to give you that zoo visit experience and encounter with the animals. Instead of dashing to the next theme park ride, why not spend a few hours learning about these amazing animals? You will enjoy a magical time with fascinating creatures large and small. This guide is meant to help you learn about each animal; their native habitat, what they like to eat, and for some – how they have become stars on Disney+ shows and Disney movies. Unfortunately, they can’t give you their autograph, but if you look closely; maybe you’ll see Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. This book also provides some tips on making your Disney’s Animal Kingdom visit magical including places to eat and get out of the heat, rain, or cold. I hope you enjoy this guide and your visit to the happiest place on earth.  Click on picture to order or see all my books on Amazon,  This book is also available on Bookshop and Ingram (school orders) as ISBN 9781736034842.  Barnes and Noble - Bookshop

Amazing Animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom
Super Reporting

Super Reporting

Catch me if you can! Although this guide is not written as an internal control guide – or a means to protect your dealership from future theft -- the objective is to help you use both financial and operational reporting to monitor your dealership or group of dealerships. After hearing about the controller that stole over 10 million, I wrote this book to help management run better reports, not only to make more profit but to make sure everyone knows "we are watching you!"

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Super Controller Guide

  Super Controller  Guide1-2-3 

Do you want to switch from being a “bean counter” to a “Super Controller", Office Manager, or CFO? Are you new to the industry? This guide which is a compilation of Sandi’s popular Super Controller 1, 2, and 3 books lets you learn step-by-step on how to do things in the automotive, truck, RV dealership like measure technician productivity, reconcile parts inventory and find shortages, create benchmarks, understand the sales department and for the accounting office - ways to make your job easier - how to reconcile floor plan, close the books in 3 days, calculate days supply of used vehicles - and so much more! Do you need more time in your day? Are you doing your office tasks the easiest way possible? This guide includes over 300 tasks that Super Controllers should be doing Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, or during the Close and who should do the task by skill level. The employees and expenses sections have job descriptions and pay plans for this industry. There are dozens of free spreadsheets that can be downloaded with the instructions in the guide. . Order Kindle version on Amazon

Profit Accounting Guide

  Profit Account Guide

The Profit Accounting Guide shows you how to become a profit-focused dealership manager, gives you exercises to do on your own, and a special hands-on section to learn Excel better. Learn how to determine your dealership’s breakeven point and ways to increase service, parts, and sales gross and reduce expenses. It discusses parts shortages and technician productivity. Help you increase office productivity by eliminating time wasters. It is the written version of Sandi’s popular 2-day Profit Accounting Academy. Order Kindle version on Amazon

Princess Quest

Princess Quest by Chandra Jerome based on a screenplay by Sandra Jerome

I wanted to learn how to write novels, so during the Covid lockdown, I had my yoga instructor granddaughter, Chandra, learn how to convert screenplays to novels.  She converted my award-winning screenplay Princess Quest into a novel.  My best friend, Laura and granddaughter, Tulaasi did the amazing color graphics.  Click on the Look inside at Amazon to view them. 

About Princess Quest; Kira, the fearless preteen princess of the mythical kingdom of Latavia, has trained her whole life to rule until her father remarried and a male heir was born. When the new prince is kidnapped, Kira becomes a suspect. Kira and her childhood friend, Henry, must lead a quest through the Forbidden Lands to save her kingdom, prove her loyalty, and discover her heart. They encounter twin trolls that want to eat them, a monstrous mountain that won’t let them pass and a poison snake bridge that threatens their lives. But these dangers are not what they must fear the most. An exciting tale for all ages!

1-2-3 for Small Business

  Easy  1-2-3 For Small Business

by Sandra Cook Jerome, C.P.A.
Published in 1990 by Compute! Book ( Ziff Davis bought Compute!'s assets  in 1994) 
ISBN-10: 0-87455-205-2 / 0874552052
ISBN-13: 978-0-87455-205-8 / 9780874552058


New! – Aim Me Watch YouTube Pitch - When a wealthy software mogul buys a financially challenged woman’s soccer team, she decides to have an AI “BB8-type” droid coach the team. If you think Ted Lasso had trouble being an American football coach in the European Premier Soccer League – well, at least he was human.. Read Now - Feedback from Big Break - Final Draft contest, "The premise is fantastic. At a time when AI is becoming more socially influential and marketed more widely, a story riffing on the inherent absurdity of AI replacing human interaction feels very pertinent. The sports setting is a great way to show the incompatibility of machines doing human work in unpredictable, high-stress circumstances. Maya's motivation to use Aim Me and hide behind her to coach the team has a lot of potential for big conflict. The teaser reveals that her plan is rooted in betrayed ambition and emotional hurt. Maya's stuttering is an extra reason for her to plot and hide. The fact that the Oklahoma Flames are at a low point allows her to reenact her past and aim for success or revenge. Aim Me's deadpan lines among people who are physically and emotionally on a high bring the absurdity and comedy of the premise to the surface of the plot. There are lots of comical bits, as when Aim Me gives cold stats and calculations about the game." Project for Native American Media Alliance Fellowship 2023.

First Man TV Pilot -  "Two Steps Back" - Read the Script
Anna is a senator on the fast track to the White House, becoming the first Native American female President. When she rekindles a romance with a college sweetheart, everyone wonders if a pro baseball player is a suitable next "First or Second Gentleman" -- everyone but her heart. 
Review - Screencraft 2023 Fellowship "This is such a fun idea, and in the current political climate, where we have our first Second Gentleman, it’s a topical and current take on the romantic comedy. Jake’s step into this new world is refreshing, and Anna’s strong navigation of the political system is believable and authentic. We can see all sorts of personal and political drama playing out as these two attempt to make their relationship work in the biggest of spotlights. The story also boasts some really fun dialogue, and not only do Anna and Jake have chemistry in their verbal banter, the supporting cast is wry and engaging. Wilma is a standout here - her personality as friend, assistant, and tough-love voice of reason for Anna is useful and credible. We also really like Anna herself - she’s passionate about her causes, and the script wisely makes her Native American background a part of her story, creating a great role and adding diversity to the cast. Overall, this is engaging and fun, and the combined worlds of baseball and politics are a nice contrast. Anna and Jake have a good oil and water chemistry going, and we’re rooting for them to get past their differences and find a way to make it work." Quarter Finalist Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2023 - (awaiting results,)

Last Woman – A young female scientist at a security company suffers from a consuming fear of being alone due to a harrowing assault she endured ten years prior. When she tests a new device that transports her to a world free of people and fears, she discovers that every time she does -- she grows further and further away from her own reality. Female lead Thriller. Review from Screencraft 2023 Fellowship - "The reader thoroughly enjoyed LAST WOMAN which held their attention cover to cover through two successive reads. There is a lot to like about this script which effectively mixes the thriller genre with imaginative Sci-Fi.  This is a very clever script that is intelligently crafted for an industry where Sci-Fi is a perennial staple, but recent budgetary constraints have priced them out of the market. This is intelligent screenwriting in an era where "less is more" and "price does matter!" Great job! " Read the Review  Rewrite after the review - down to 97 pagesRead the Script

Last Hand- Drama - TOP 21% of discoverable projects on Coverfly -  Fifteen years ago, they threw her blackjack dealing, card counting father in jail for theft, but can his young adult daughter get revenge by becoming the thing the casino fears – a winner? Review from Screencraft 2023 Fellowship - Overall, "Last Hand" is a strong character-driven drama that is sure to appeal to a wide audience. The film's themes of family, legacy, and addiction are universal and relatable, and its well-crafted plot and characters will keep viewers engaged from start to finish.   Quarter Finalist Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship 2023, Quarterfinalist, Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition 2023 (awaiting results,) Quarterfinalist in Nicholl Fellowship, Top 10 Finalist in, Second-round finalist Austin Film Festival. Quarterfinalist Scriptalooza. 3rd Place Kay Snow – Willamette Writers. Read Now  

Delta Pi –  Comedy in the Legally Blonde style about the first girl to pledge to a prestigious pre-law fraternity. After name-gender mix-up, an ambitious college freshman gets accepted finds that the only room left in town might be the one place where she belongs.  Quarterfinalist Scriptalooza, Semi-finalist in the screenwriting contest, First Round Finalist Open Door/Benderspink, Second-round Austin Film Festival, Top 100 in Scriptshark. Read Now

Delta Pi – TV Pilot Delta Pi Also available as a TV Pilot "Where are the Real Men?" - Read Now

First Man Up - Feature - A female senator on the fast-track to the White House rekindles a romance with a college sweetheart, a baseball player at the end of his career and not ready for the political spotlight. Are we ready for this type of First Man?  Quarter Finalist Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition 2023 (awaiting results,) Quarterfinalist in Nicholl Fellowship. Semifinalist in’s New Millennium Celebrations, Screenplay Contest. Semi-Finalist in the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project. Quarterfinalist Scriptalooza. Second-round Austin Film Festival. Read Now 

Time for Lily –  An elderly woman, moves into "God's waiting room" -- a senior rest home with too much time on her hands, while a single mom and struggling executive -- never has enough time. When their lives are switched, they must learn to survive in someone else's moment in time and find a way back home. A Comedy about Time - Freaky Friday meets The Golden Girls. To learn how Time for Lily was inspired - watch the YouTube video  - at minute 4:02 First-Round Finalist in Script Magazine Open Door Contest.  Read Now

Use of Deadly Force – A former military dog handler tries to buy back her old canine partner by working a cushy security job at a nuclear power plant, but when the plant is taken over by neo-fascist terrorists, she must step up to protect her family, the public, and her furry best friend. Female lead Action.  First Place Winner of A/Exposure Contest .  Read Now

Princess Quest into the Forbidden Lands
– She's trained her whole life to rule, but when the arrival of her new stepbrother upends the princess’ life, she is unprepared to be thrown into the role of his rescuer when the boy is kidnapped, sending the kingdom into political turmoil. Animation Adventure. Also a sequel, Princess Lost Quest into the Enchanted Forest and 8 more adventures planned.  Quarter Finalist in Scriptapalooza Competition. Semi-Finalist in the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project - Read Now

Backup - A medical thriller feature. When a dying doctor develops a procedure to “backup” his mind to a computer, a young single mother suspects her son has become the next step in the experiment. Top 10 finalist in’s New Millennium Celebrations, Screenplay Contest. Honorable Mention – 2003 Willamette Screenwriting Contest.

Aloha Princess – Drama - Kalani can’t wait to get off the islands and start film school at USC – but she doesn’t have the tuition money and reluctantly enters a hula contest. When she needs the help of her estranged Hawaiian relatives to win the prize money, she gets caught up in their struggle for Hawaiian sovereignty and her own royal destiny to be the next Queen of Hawaii. Semi-finalist in the 2003 screenwriting contest. Second-round Austin Film Festival.

Nature's Way (formally Heavenly Things) -A passionate wildlife biologist determined to marry the right guy falls for a minister posing as a car salesman. They both doubt their life choices until they are forced to confront them at her wedding when he shows up to perform the ceremony.    TOP 28% of discoverable projects on Coverfly, Semi-finalist in’s New Millennium Celebrations, Screenplay Contest.

Just Shy of Perfect - A romantic comedy. What if two people met in an overcoming shyness seminar? Better yet, what if one of them didn't belonged there?

Produced screenplays;
The Baby- is a dramatic short, based on the short story, L"Enfant written by Octave Mirbeau in 1885. It is a morbid tale of the trial of a man accused of killing his newborn child. Produced by a first-time film producer/director, Patrick Query.

Runaway Cricket produced by (3D animation company.)

Runaway Cricket

Written by Sandi Jerome

About Sandi

Sandra Cook Jerome

Sandi Jerome is a writer and graduate of UCLA’s Advanced Screenwriting program. Her screenplay, Runaway Cricket, is being produced as an animated musical by Her middle-grade book, Sleep Warrior, is on Coverfly’s Red List as the #3 Animated Manuscript. Two of her scripts, Last Hand and First Man were Quarterfinalists in Nicholl’s Fellowship. First Man was converted to an hour-long TV pilot and a Quarterfinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Winter 2022-23. Another pilot, Delta Pi is a comedy about the first girl to pledge to a prestigious law fraternity and was Quarterfinalist Scriptapalooza and Second-round at the Austin Film Festival.

Sandi is an enrolled and blood member of the Cherokee Nation. She hopes to get the word out about the history of her people - but in a fun and smart way. Sandi likes to create Native American characters that are memorable, engaging, and non-stereotypical. Most of her scripts have a Native American part - for many, the lead is a female, Indigenous person. She is currently working on She Wolf, which is a Twilight-type teen fantasy romance. It is about the Dakota character from Sleep Warrior, moving back to the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. He is then attacked by a young female wolf cub - and falls in love for the first time – with the wolf.

Sandi is an avid women’s soccer fan, and her latest TV comedy, Aim Me, involves AI and soccer. She has coached, played, and refereed soccer for over twenty years. She grew up on a farm in Escondido and loves designing edible gardens and doing botany experiments. Her early fascination with science and the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating station inspired her to write an action script, Use of Deadly Force. Her husband was a technical writer in the nuclear industry and ensured its authenticity. Sandi aims to help emerging producers and directors get their projects to the screen.

She is a native Californian, born in Santa Ana. She belonged to a Science and Technology group and helped develop a volunteer Web on Wheels program that brought email to residents of assisted living centers. This inspired her body-switching comedy – Time for Lily, which was a First-Round Finalist in Script Magazine Open Door Contest. As a computer programmer, she has been granted two patents for software design and recently sold her software company. She wrote a script, Last Woman, that involves the multi-universe and technology gone awry. Sandi was the first editor of Digital Dealer and wrote computer software reviews for major publications and numerous published computer guides.

Sandi is a Disney fan and certified Disney expert and wrote Murder at the Magic Kingdom as a young adult novel. Her love of Disney’s stories inspired her to write Princess Quest, a Quarterfinalist in Scriptapalooza. Trained as a feature screenwriter, Sandi has been concentrating on learning TV writing and comedy and now has four pilots ready with 10 future episodes planned.

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