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Sandi Jerome  Writer



Sandi Jerome's animation script - Runaway Cricket is in production at BlackOrb.com 

Nicholls Fellowship
Native American Media Alliance

News! Sandi  Jerome wins Fellowship - Places in Nicholl Fellowship

08/03/2023 - The Native American Media Alliance has selected five fellows for the 6th Annual Native American Feature Film Writers Lab, a talent development program that boosts the careers of Native American writers in cinema. In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, National Endowment for the Arts, US Bank, the Cherokee Nation Film Office, and A+E Networks, the Native American Feature Film Writers Lab is an annual program for talented and aspiring screenwriters. Over the course of 10 weeks, chosen fellows develop a new screenplay, meet with writers and receive feedback on their scripts from literary professionals.. 

Two Scripts by Sandi Jerome selected for Nicholl Fellowship 
Two of Sandi Jerome's scripts, LAST HAND and FIRST MAN were selected out of a record-breaking 6,048 entries in 2003 to be among the 320 Quarter Finalists that advance to the next round. 

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Books and Free e-books

News! Sleep Warrior is on the Red List!

Anadisgoi Article

Available Book - 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.



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Kira and Henry

Kira and Henry - A Young Adult Fantasy Quest into the Forbidden  Lands. Kira, the fearless teenage 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. She is a flying raptor - a secret mutation she must hide or be exiled to the Enchanted Forest. Young Adult, but an exciting tale for all ages!




Pixie Dust Death: Wilma Wallaby Genius Girl Detective (Murder in the Magic Kingdom)

A young teen girl has been bullied her whole life by her older brother, but when she overhears a real murder being planned at Disney World, she must stand up against her sibling in her crafty way before she is the one who gets murdered. Young Adult, mystery.  If you love everything Disney and a good thriller - this is the book for you! 5.0 out of 5 stars Review - A Book for All Ages, Not Just Pixies Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2023 - I bought this for a niece who is a huge Disney fan, as am I. So, of course, I also had to read it. Lucky me. I found the story to be both funny and suspenseful. Wilma is a delight. And guess what? Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo… I feel younger having read this book.

New! - Disney® Cruising for Elderly Introverts
To Castaway Cay aboard the Disney Wish

Have you just made a horrible mistake and booked a Disney Cruise? That was what I thought after booking a cruise for the inaugural year of the new Disney Wish and then watching a few YouTube videos. The activities that delighted my favorite bloggers were the Marvel and Frozen interactive elevated rotational dining, followed by spectacular Broadway-like shows in a huge theater. To top off our list of things we don’t enjoy was a dress-up Pirate Party and fireworks. Oh no! What have I done? How can two elderly introverts enjoy a cruise on a ship full of screaming kids?  If you are looking for a book to get the most out of your Disney Cruise - this isn’t the book. But if want a different type of cruise experience for elderly introverts, that want to have lots of alone time on a ship with 4,000 passenger - this is it! Click on picture to order or see all my books on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Jerome/e/B09S3RNRKL.  

Disney Cruising
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BM3XTVF6

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, meaning this theme park has met or exceeded education, research, and conservation requirements. 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 the picture to order or see all my books on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Jerome/e/B09S3RNRKL.  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!"

Order on  Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BLZHZ5FS 

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  https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B09YYJ93ZV

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  https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B09YYJ93ZV

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.
Paperback
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

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 BlackOrb.com. 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 along with three other scripts. View Scripts on Coverfly

Sandi is an enrolled and blood member of the Cherokee Nation and a 2023 Native American Media Alliance fellow.  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. Her middle-grade book, Sleep Warrior, about her Cherokee ancestor, is on Coverfly’s Red List as the #3 Animated Manuscript.

Sandi's family is part of the Wolf Clan of the Cherokee tribe and she has written two screenplays with wolves. NOT werewolves - these wolves are real.  Blood Moon Wolf (TV Pilot and Feature) was completed as part of her 2nd Native American fellowship about a wolf turning into the girl (spirit guide) and Nature's Way is her entry with fellow cohort Derek Quick to GM's Inclusion Filmmaker project.

Sandi is an avid women’s soccer fan, and her latest TV comedy, Technically Soccer (Formally - Aim Me, Coach) involves AI and women's professional soccer. She has coached, played, and refereed soccer for over twenty years. View Technically Soccer on InkTip

She grew up on an avocado farm in Escondido and was the "go to" kid to climb up high and pick the top fruit. She would then jump down into the thick pile of leaves and thought she could fly!  She created Kira and Henry - where the teen princess has to hide the secret that she can fly or be banished from the kingdom. It was a 2nd Rounder in 2023 Austin Film Festival.  View on Coverfly.

Sandi 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 currently non-WGA.

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 former 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. View Last Woman on InkTip

Sandi is a long-time Disney fan, annual passholder and certified Disney expert. She wrote Pixie Dust Death as a young adult novel set at the Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian. Pixie Dust Death is part of Sandi's Wilma Wallaby Genius Girl Detective Series  has 5-Star reviews and good rankings on Amazon. The next one, about an abducted kangaroo takes place at Disney's Animal Kingdom. She is the author of the Amazing Animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom.   Trained as a feature screenwriter, Sandi has been concentrating on learning TV writing and comedy and now has five pilots ready with 6-8 future episodes planned and 3 seasons. 

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Clermont, FL 34711

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