Former Miss Toyota Grand Prix publishes her first children’s book


Author, former Raiderette and former Miss Toyota Grand Prix Alise Cayen will be signing copies of her book Patty Pom-Poms at Borders Books, 2110 N. Bellflower Blvd. on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 2pm to 4pm. Girls and boys who attend the signing in their sports or cheer uniform will receive a special gift.
Patty Pom-Poms is about a young girl who works hard to realize a dream. Patty Kaplinsky 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 way?
A Southern California native, Cayen graduated with honors from California State University, Northridge, with a bachelor’s degree in English and a secondary teaching credential. Patty Pom-Poms is the first of a three-book series, and Cayen is currently working on a children’s book about police officers.

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