Small-Tooth-Dog at Tucson Festival of Books, 2021!

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We are happy and excited to share with you that we are a virtual exhibitor at the online Tucson Festival of Books in March 2021!

We’ll be sharing updates and more with you about our time at the Tucson Festival of Books, 2021!

Scheduled to appear from our “house” includes authors and illustrators:

The Schedule So Far:

Both Days: Virtual live one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, teaching, and prizes!

Special Saturday Events, March 6, 2021:

All times are AZ. So that’s 1 hour later than Los Angeles and 2 hours earlier than New York.

(9am Los Angeles =10am Arizona =12noon New York)

– Saturday 10 am Author Interview with Harriet Cole
-Author of “Fifteen Pounds of Muscle and Bounce: And Other Uncomfortable Norse Tales.”

– Saturday 12Noon Illustrators Interview (Scheduled C.S. Fritz and Michelle Buvala)

– Saturday 1 pm Presenter Interview (How the Oral Storytelling Tradition Can Inform Your Writing.)
– Interview and discussion with Laura Packer and Sean Buvala

– Saturday 3 pm Kidlit Panel
– Kidlit Focus Panel: Amanda, Marc, Sean, Harriet, Michelle, Tamera

– Saturday 7 pm Workshop: So, You Want to Publish a Book?
-for authors of kidlit and nonfiction books.

 

Special Sunday Events, March 7, 2021:

– Sunday 10 am Author Panel: What Have You Learned on Your Publishing Journey?
– Author Panel on Publishing Experience.

– Sunday 12 pm Workshop: “Author: Don’t Write Your Book First”
Especially for the potential authors of nonfiction and kidlit.

– Sunday 3 pm Panel: What’s Coming Soon from Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing?
– With Marc, Tamera, Gerri, Sean, Amanda, Laura

More news and artists coming soon!

 

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Announcements, Updates, TFOB Streaming

Some updates on our publishing company in Arizona, talking about new releases and our upcoming streaming during the Tucson Festival of Books! With Sean Buvala.

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Tucson Festival of Books 2021! Virtual Live!

New News!! We’re happy to tell you that we’ll be in the virtual exhibit hall for 2021 (virtual)  Tucson Festival of Books this year. We’ll be live streaming interviews with authors and illustrators, classes, and storytelling throughout the weekend of March 6 and 7. Watch for information! Pop over and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel to get the updates on all the live presentations.

Seeking Some Specific Book Queries

First, please note: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. So, please read this before you submit anything at all:

We are currently seeking submissions for two specific projects here at Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing. We’re developing (picture books for kids) and also (preteen reading for, um, preteens) that have either the subject/theme of “oceanography” or “kindness and caring.” You may interpret those themes broadly. We are a diverse company with a variety of options for producing content and we have some specific marketing projects and goals in mind.

Again, please do not send an unsolicited manuscript to us. It will be deleted or trashed if you have not first sent a query letter and had your manuscript requested.

First- subscribe to our mailing list (on this page) to stay up-to-date on our projects.

Then, send your simple query letter (less is more, friends) via email to: doghouse@smalltoothdog.com and use the subject line, “book query.” Thanks.

First-time authors are welcome. Please note our Mission Statement below so you’ll understand how we operate and to be sure our values align with yours:

Mission Statement:
We are a small, niche-based publishing company in Arizona.
We publish books on the arts and creativity for adults and kids.
We want to build personally-rewarding and profitable relationships with our authors, illustrators, and staff.
We are a diverse, friendly, and welcoming company supporting and incorporating members (and allies) of marginalized communities.
We want to encourage you to pursue your purpose in life.

 

 

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10 Ballet Dancers: Book Launch Video

Thanks to everyone who participated in the book launch for 10 Ballet Dancers!

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10 Ballet Dancers! New Book Trailer!

“A challenging, inventive tale that works best for young dancers.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Get your copy!

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Waltz (Tschaikovsky Op. 40) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4605-waltz-tschikovsky-op-40-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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New Free Halloween Coloring Pages

There are several new free Halloween Coloring pages available on our GO FETCH! Page. Come grab some and share! 

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Join Us for Some #FlatBalletDancers Fun!

Author Amanda Malek-Ahmadi is eager to help you learn about her book being released with us soon! “10 Ballet Dancers” is coming October 2020. The book is illustrated by Kathrine Gutkovskiy.

Would you like to play along? So, Amanda has a little project much like the “Flat Stanley” fun of classroom memories. Take a look at her video and see if these #flatballetdancers should make a stop in your mailbox!

Learn more about this lovely and fun book for kids, visit the page in our online store at 10balletdancers.com!

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Award, Too! “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” Receives Storytelling World Honors

showing our books from audience to zeal and dont throw me in the cholla patch along with gold award callouts

And! Marc Severson’sDon’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” gets an Honor (honorable mention) in the 2020 Storytelling World Honors event. We’re proud of this unique and quirky book (with Francesco Orazzini’s great art) and can’t wait to bring the next book in the series in late 2020 or early 2021.

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Award! “From Audience to Zeal” is a WINNER in the Storytelling World Honors 2020

We’re honored to tell you that two books under our imprint here at The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group (Tolleson) received honors from “Storytelling World.” First, in the niche of oral storytelling, with hundreds of books submitted, “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story” received the WINNER in category 7 for “special storytelling resources.”

The author, Laura Packer says, “I am thrilled and humbled to be one of Storytelling World’s 2020 honorees. Along with being a practical guide, ‘From Audience to Zeal’ is a love letter to storytellers and storytelling. I am so glad it will find a broader audience thanks to this recognition.”

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