Non-Profit Dyslexic Advantage Welcomes Aboard “Arrgh!” Author Stacey R. Campbell for “Pirate Invasion” Online Fundraiser (7/21)

 On Tues., July 21 (10:30 a.m. PST / 1:30 p.m. EST), prolific dyslexic children’s book author, Stacey R. Campbell, will board the “good ship” Dyslexic Advantage for an online Pirate Invasion Celebration based on her pirate adventure book, “Arrgh!” (selected for a Mom’s Choice Gold Award). Attendees are encouraged to pre-register on the Dyslexic Advantage blog with a $15 donation.

All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Dyslexic Advantage whose mission is to “promote positive identity, community, and achievement among dyslexic people by focusing on their strengths.”

Campbell will regale listeners with pirate tales and pirate lore. Attendees who apply early may participate in Pirate Contests for:

1. Best Pirate Joke
2. Best Pirate Drawing
3. Best Costume
4. Best “Arrgh!”

Deadline for contest applications is Mon., July 20.

Campbell conducts citywide workshops in Seattle area schools that encourage every child to read and write. “Dyslexia is not a disability,” Campbell tells students during power point presentations. “It’s a creative asset.”
Studies do show that those diagnosed with dyslexia are often creative.

“I had the pleasure of meeting Stacey and found her enthusiasm for writing and discovering absolutely contagious,” said Dr. Fernette Eide who co-wrote the book, “Dyslexic Advantage” with her husband, Dr. Brock Eide before founding the organization in 2012.

Dyslexia Advantage serves the international “dyslexia community” via its website and blog, organizing conferences and offering online interviews with dyslexic luminaries, such as Henry Winkler of “Happy Days” TV fame, who has co-authored 17 “Hank Zipzer” novels.

The Seattle Children’s Museum has invited Campbell to participate in their National Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19), and the Children’s Museum of Skagit County will host her Pirate Invasion activities in October.

“I believe there’s no such thing as a bad reader,” said Campbell, who at an early age was warned by her teachers that she could never be a writer because of her reading challenges. Proving them all wrong, Campbell is also the author of the Lakeview Novel Series:

- “Hush”
- “Whisper”
- “Silence”
- “Scream” (due out July 20 on Amazon)

She has one more Lakeview novel on the way (“Bliss”), as well as the children’s picture book, “Sock Monster” to be released in October.

All Campbell’s books are published by Green Darner Press in Seattle, Wash.

Author Stacey R. Campbell’s Website

“Arrgh!” Press Kit

Mailing Address:
Dyslexic Advantage
6701 139th Pl SW
Edmonds, WA 98026-3223

Marlan Warren
Book Publicity by Marlan

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