Author Visit!

Tuesday, May 30th Author/Illustrator Dana Sullivan 
cartoon man wearing bunny slippers drawing on an easel


Meet Author/Illustrator Dana Sullivan 

Tuesday, May 30th 

Horace Mann Elementary School is proud to welcome back author/illustrator, Dana Sullivan for a visit on Tuesday, May 30th for grades K-5.  Dana’s visit will include a reading of Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari and he will discuss with readers his most recent graphic novel series Dead Max comix.  

Dana Sullivan is the author/illustrator of acclaimed picture books Ozzie and the Art Contest, Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari, The Digger and Daisy early reader series, and the Dead Max Comix series. Dana lives in Port Townsend with his wife Viki, and their dog Bennie. When he isn’t busy writing, you will find Dana teaching workshops in his local community and works as the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Western Washington. Dana loves to visit schools for assemblies and lead smaller presentations or workshops in the library. 

If you are interested in getting a personalized copy of one of Dana’s books, please refer to the book order form attached. Select the titles you would like to purchase and return the completed order form with payment to your teacher by Friday, June 2nd.  Books will be autographed by Dana and delivered in June before school releases for summer break. 


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