Alise Cayen writes an
inspiring children’s story about a young girl who works hard to
realize a dream in Patty Pom-Poms.
Patty Klapinsky would give
anything to be a sports star like her brothers -- to belong to
something -- but she can’t seem to find her niche.
Encouraged by her brother, Patty goes to one of his football games
and is mesmerized by the cheerleaders. The very next day, Patty
gets to work, making her own pom-poms and practicing every day
in order to be the best she can be!
The big day for cheerleader tryouts finally arrives and Patty knows
that she has what it takes to be a great cheerleader. Does
Patty make the team? What lessons does she learn along the
Cayen’s inspiring story is engaging and sends a message about
persistence and hard work toward realizing dreams and
accomplishing goals. Drawn from her own personal experience as
a professional cheerleader and dancer, her narrative brings her
characters to life with vivid description and rhythmic dialogue;
her children’s tale is an outstanding work of fiction with a
About the Author
Alise Cayen was a professional
cheerleader for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders for seven
years. She has an extensive dance background and has worked as
a high school cheerleading and dance coach. Ms. Cayen is a
television producer, scriptwriter, poet, high school dance and
English instructor and coordinates a police academy magnet
school, preparing high school students for law enforcement
careers. Ms. Cayen is writing the second volume of Patty
Pom-Poms in her Cheerventures series and has just
completed a children’s book about police officers. She resides
in Los Angeles.