Disney insider's book tour stops in Westlake

Jody Jean Dryer will visit Westlake to sign copies of her book, "Beyond the Castle," which takes readers behind the scenes of The Walt Disney Company.

Do you know anyone who’s escorted a Supreme Court Chief Justice around Walt Disney World? Or anyone who’s been to Michael Jackson’s Neverland home, or coordinated children’s wish-granting with Captain Jack Sparrow? How about someone who calls the creator of Ariel a friend – and the producer of "Beauty and the Beast" (both versions), too?

Jody Jean Dreyer, a 30-year Disney executive, is coming to Cleveland to celebrate the release of her new book, "Beyond the Castle: A Guide to Discovering your Happily Ever After" (Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian Publishing). In it, Jody gives readers a peek behind the magic that is both familiar and beloved by many.

Jody began her Disney career as a parade dancer at Disney World during a college internship. She held 22 positions in all, including leading Disney Studios Marketing and Worldwide Synergy.

The book, which was co-written by Jody's friend and Bay Village resident Stacy Windahl, pulls back the curtain on some of the people, principles and Disney lore that have made the company an American icon. Jody’s got stories of Disney Legends to tell and lots of humor and life-lessons to share to help you discover what matters most in your own story.

You can meet Jody on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Crocker Park for a book signing. Expect a party atmosphere because Disney – and Jody – celebrate everything.

WBVO Staff

Stacy Windahl, Jody's co-writer and friend, lives in Bay Village.

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Volume 9, Issue 16, Posted 10:14 AM, 08.15.2017