Published Work

The BOOK version of Theories is here! and Kindle

Many thanks go to my friends and readers for pushing me to write this book.

Ain't it purty, y'all?


From the back cover

Description: "No one just adopts." From the very first steps of acknowledging adoption as a choice to the final document that seals the deal, Jody Cantrell Dyer paints a raw, warm, heartbreaking and eventually triumphant portrayal that narrates the entire adoption process through compassionate and humorous prose. Dyer’s candor and soul color each page of The Eye of Adoption. She directly addresses the sorrows of infertility and the demands of adoption while consistently word-weaving a life rope of assurance, humor, and optimism for her readers. A middle-aged wife, mother, and teacher, Dyer “tells it like it is” in hopes that waiting adoptive parents, birthparents, adoptees, and those close to them will find kinship through her story.

Voted a "Favorite Read of 2013"

Chapter titles from The Eye of Adoption
Blueprints for Footprints
The Enemy: Infertility
Sweet Offers and Great Sex Advice
Grief and Grief in Reverse
Helpful, Hurtful, and Ridiculous Reactions
So Personal and So Public
Big Chick If You Have To!
I Am Not Crazy. Neither Are You.
Par for the Course
Adoption in the Age of Mass Media
The Leap of Faith
Surviving the Wait
Shaken, Not Stirred
Big News at Baskin-Robbins
Business as Usual, Not
Home, But Not Home Free
Safe in the Outfield
How Do You Say Thank-You?

Description: Dyer's unique writing style engages readers as she presents concise, yet emotional reflections that address a variety of issues we all face. Dyer's artful, witty perspective will certainly make readers stop and think. And likely, laugh!

Description: In this short story, a chubby insecure fifth grader dreads his school's Field Day. He learns a valuable lesson from an athletic friend.
A lesson we all should learn.

Description: The Student Anthology Project is perfect for today's project-based, real-world relevant classrooms. Students enjoy a cross-curricular, multi-day lesson that addresses Computer Applications, English I, Marketing, Art I, and Desktop Publishing standards in a meaningful way. Students compose, proof, edit, and design their own creative work in the form of a printed anthology. Students proudly enjoy fundraising by promoting and selling their intellectual property. They become published authors!

Your students can be authors, too!

If you would like to bring this dynamic project to your classroom, please contact me. I provide lesson plans, consultation, editing, and publishing services from the lesson introduction to pricing, shipments, and even book launch celebrations.

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