Coming Soon: Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver - 8/8/17

“Where you found kids, you always found parents who needed some assistance to be, shall we say, their best selves.”  

-Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver


Parents get ready for Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver! This is the book that you've always wanted your kids to read! Author and educator Lorri Horn has created a story that bridges the gap of misunderstandings that can happen between children and their parents. Dewey Fairchild, always the optimist, finds ways to help his peers solve all the embarrassing problems caused by parents, while discovering that parents are people too with their own concerns and feelings. This book has already received a starred Kirkus review and is the new family oriented middle grade book that you will want in your collection!

Dewey Fairchild isn’t just good with parents, he’s great with them. He’s so good at handling parents that he’s built a thriving business out of it. He even has a secretary, Clara—a great alibi and an even better baker. Dewey settles the most troublesome of cases, from an overprotective mom who won’t let her child go to class on her own, to a dad who can’t stop picking his nose any chance he gets!   Dewey has no problem handling other people’s parents, but when he overhears his parents talking one day, he faces a challenge he never expected. Dewey can solve any problem parents may cause, but what will he do when the parents who are causing problems are his own?


Lorri Horn, born and raised in California, has been working with kids all her life. She got her first babysitting job when she was nine years old, became a camp counselor, and went on to be a teacher. It’s true she did eat all of the pickles and popsicles on her first babysitting gig, but she did manage to feed that kid a cheese and pickle sandwich before polishing off the rest of the jar off herself. No one complained. Evidently, she had a knack with kids.


Lorri spent a few years studying cercopithecus aethiops (vervet monkeys) and thought she’d be a famous biological anthropologist. But it turns out you have to rough it and camp to do that kind of job, and Lorri’s more of a pillow-top mattress and no bug-repellant kind of gal. Plus, while it was fascinating to study and observe our little non-human primate brothers and sisters lip-smacking to communicate things like “Oh, gee, I’m sorry, is that your branch?”, Lorri found it much more rewarding to share a good book with a kid. Not once did those vervets gather round for story-time.


So Lorri became an educator and an author for humans, who, admittedly, sometimes monkey around. She has a degree in English, a teaching credential, has been Nationally Board Certified, and has taught public school for over 14 years. She loves cheese (if she had to choose between cheese and chocolate on a deserted island, she’d have to say cheese—and that’s saying a whole lot, because she’s not sure how’d she live without chocolate), humor, baking, books, and spending time with her husband, son, and their dog—you guessed it—Wolfie.

Published August 8th, 2017. Preorder now on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or through any of your local bookstores!