Public Speaking for the Terrified

If you’d choose paper cuts over public speaking, this workshop is for you.

Every business owner, artist, author and entrepreneur MUST network, connect, speak and communicate with other people, no matter how you might feel about public speaking. Let’s make it easier. Join us for our next “lunch and learn” session to help you become more comfortable in public speaking.
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Teasing the Fall/Spring Line Up

Oh! Have we got some good books coming soon for you! Let’s see now, there are at least 3 books for kids and big kids, one really nice work on the art of oral storytelling, a collection of off-kilter folktales. We’re making some editorial decisions about two more how-to books and we’re talking to new potential authors all this month. Along with new authors, we have two new illustrators who are bringing their time and talent to our upcoming books. You just have to keep your eyes open for fresh works, coming soon.

So! Add yourself to the mailing list over on that >>>> side of the website and we’ll keep you in the loop!

Ok! Fine, here’s a teaser of one of the new illustrations from one of the big-kids’ books. Think the moon over the Sonoran desert. . .

Aesop Poster Series Coming Soon!

this poster contains a layered paper and watercolor illustration of a peacock speaking to a crane., below that are the words an aesop fable and the peacock and the crane. there is a copyright notice and the URL of stealing the cheese dot comComing Soon! We’ll be releasing our small collection of “The Fox and The Crow,” with Aesop tales hand-illustrated by the Mesquite Tree Studio. We’ll be running a promotion that will encourage you to buy your copy on a specific day over at the big online book distributor. When you are one of the first X numbers of people to do so on the day we tell you, we’ll be sending you (postal mail!) a three-piece poster set that’s ready to go up on a teacher’s bulletin board or maybe even framing for your home or office. PLUS every person who orders gets free middle-grades lesson plans created to match the posters. Here’s a sneak peek at the first in the series, which will not contain the watermark you see here. Keep your eyes open!

Mission Statement.

a drawing of our small tooth dog*We are a small, niche-based publishing company in Arizona.
*We publish books in the arts and creativity for adults and kids.
*We want to build personally-rewarding and profitable relationships with our authors, illustrators, staff and customers.
*We are a diverse, friendly, and welcoming company.
*We want to encourage you to pursue your purpose in life.

Small Tooth Dog at Tempe Book Festival 2017

So, how much fun did we have at the Tempe Book Festival? Lots and lots. We were proud to introduce #PrincessCortland from the “Apples for the Princess” book, too! Thank you so much to the good team at Tempe Public Library for putting on such a great and diverse event.

princess cortland with sharon gilbert

princess cortland with jill from the library, standing in a hand-held frame with lots of apples on it
Princess Cortland with Jill from the Tempe Public Library.
michelle buvala stands at a table full of books and art
Michelle works at the vendor space at the Tempe Book Festival.

Story on Saturday Podcast

Our publisher, Sean Buvala, has released a new podcast series. It’s a bit kinder and gentler than his “Inappropriate Folktales” podcast, but still not really designed for the little ones. You can find it a storyonsaturday.com, with links to ways to subscribe at all the normal podcast-y places.