Deputy Dorkface

Deputy Dorkface: A Delightful Children's Series

With Deputy Dorkface on the case, kids’ antics turn into hilarious adventure. Fast-paced, action-packed, funny, with subtle life lessons … these are books families will love.

Fun, educational, entertaining and interactive school assemblies!

A Tremendous Illustrator

Posted on Aug 26, 2023

Planet earth lost a great one. I was very saddened to hear that my partner in the Deputy Dorkface books has passed. Eldon Doty’s artistic talent, humor, creativity and kind soul will be deeply missed. When we started the search … Continue reading

A week in the St. Louis area featured more fun than the law allows!

Posted on Apr 18, 2023

March 2023 ended with huge laughs and learning in Missouri! Don’t take our word for it, click on the headline to see the pictures and just look at the faces.

Energetic Nevada Reading Week!

Posted on Apr 04, 2023

Reno, Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City: 5 days, 10 schools, over 4000 students and gazillions of laughs. What a blast we had over the entire week! Click headline for pics.

Phoenix Elementary School Performs Sugaropolis

Posted on May 26, 2017

Chaparral Elementary Phoenix Play Food FIght 2 The drama students at Chaparral Elementary in Phoenix, AZ performed their outstanding (and fun!) adaptation of Sugaropolis on stage. After months of hard work and choreography, the students debuted the play in front … Continue reading

Nevada Reading Week reaches enthusiastic students!

Posted on Mar 03, 2017

NRW17 Kevin Janison wrapped up Nevada Reading Week by giving his 27th author presentation in 13 different schools, from February 24-March 3, 2017. The goal: Inspire future authors, share the importance of reading, and just have tons of fun (click … Continue reading

“Best of Las Vegas” Recognizes Deputy Dorkface

Posted on Nov 06, 2016

Congratulations to Kevin Janison! The readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal, who participate in their Best of Las Vegas Poll, recognized Kevin with a bronze in the Las Vegas author category and gold in the Las Vegas meteorologist category. … Continue reading

Read Across America became… Read Across America!

Posted on Apr 05, 2016

The beginning of March brings in Read Across America and Nevada Reading Week celebrations. This year, Kevin Janison and the Deputy Dorkface traveling school presentation road show took it literally. Every time zone in the contiguous United States was visited. … Continue reading

Stinkville Now Available in iBook

Posted on Nov 03, 2015

Big news as Stinkville is now available in an iBook for your iPad.  It comes in a read aloud version, enhancing a young reader’s experience, while steering them through an adventure complete with sounds, splashing and interactive games.  For more … Continue reading

School author visit research shows big benefits

Posted on Jul 25, 2015

Data analysis showed that there were increases in student mean scores in reading interest, reading efficacy, writing interest, and positive attitudes about revision following the author visit. The increases in reading interest, reading efficacy, and positive attitudes about revision were found to … Continue reading

Nevada Reading Week revs into high gear

Posted on Mar 01, 2015

Kevin visits two schools a day during Nevada Reading Week, and the students are ready: Kitty Ward Bands & Kids_low res Kitty Ward Elementary music teacher Extraordinaire, and the Jam Pack, lead the students in the Sugaropolis song. St. Elizabeth_low … Continue reading