Michelle Pennix, Principal Millcreek Elementary School

“When you’re looking for the right words at the right time, you’re looking for Simon the Seal.  Kyri Demby has done a fabulous job of promoting the values so many of our families miss today in his entertaining story of Simon.  After one reading my entire school had memorized the song and it left a lasting impression.  We can’t wait for his next book.”


Kyri Demby, author, is a native Floridian, born and raised in Crestview, Fl. He is the middle child of seven children born to Linda Brown. Kyri began writing stories and songs at the age of thirteen. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education as well as in Church Music from Bethune-Cookman University and also a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. “Each one must reach one (or two or three)!” is Kyri’s belief about teaching and community service. He is a mentor to many students as well as other professionals. Kyri has written many stories and published several other books. . He has visited many schools, churches, and community centers teaching his playful parables and speaking to children. Kyri is the founder of Let Music Live Inc., "his pride and joy"; a community program incorporates music with drama. He believes that he is changing the world, one child at a time!