Small-Tooth-Dog at Tucson Festival of Books, 2020!

We are happy and excited to share with you that we are a participating sponsor at the Tucson Festival of Books in March 2020!

We’ll be sharing updates and more with you about our time at the Tucson Festival of Books, 2020! Here are a few photos from 2019!

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

The Schedule So Far:

Both Days: Dedicated. Vendor and Activity Booths.

All Weekend! Special goodie bags/tools for school and library staff (show your ID or leave us a business card.)

Special Saturday Events, March 14, 2020:

10a-12p Amanda Malek-Ahmadi Signing postcards and bookmarks for her upcoming book!

4:00pm Sean Buvala on “Children and Storytelling Stage” “These Stories Get Weird: Folktales and Fairytales With Bizarre Stuff.”


Special Sunday Events, March 15, 2020:

10a-12p Amanda Malek Ahmadi Signing postcards and bookmarks for her upcoming book!


More news and artists coming soon!


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Happy New Year 2020!

Wishing you and yours the best in 2020. We’ll have some great books for you!

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Seasonal Schedule 2019.

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Our staff wishes you a fine slate of the Winter Holidays of Light and Family. With our team spread out in both hemispheres, we know it may or may not actually be winter where you are. Nonetheless, best wishes to you in the time of the solstice.

We’re running a very light schedule. Everything is moving forward, but if you call the office, you might not get someone to answer. Feel free to email us at between now and January 2nd. There are still a few Instagram and Twitter posts that will pop up. Come follow along if you’d like.

Tickets for all events (both free and gated) can still be purchased at this Eventbrite page or this Eventbrite page.

We’re looking forward to many more books in 2020 and some fantastic events offering education and entertainment.

Thank you all (customers, staff, authors, and Illustrators) for a great 2019. We’re happy to be on this journey with you in 2020.


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Authors: Three Things for Better Public Speaking (and you have to speak in public.)

As part of our wind up to our 2020 Indie Author’s Mindset Conference, here is Sean Buvala talking more about the three things you need to be effective as a public speaker. You don’t need to do cheesy motivational speaking to make an impact…

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Arizona Spring 2020 Author’s Mindset Conference & Other Training Sessions!

Lots of Training in the first quarter of 2020! Learn More about our upcoming Indie Author’s Mindset Conference, training held in spring 2020, in Avondale Arizona. Visit the page at this link now. Learn more about the FREE “So, You Want to Publish Your Book?” training-sessions at this link now.

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Great Deal for Cyber Shopping Weekend 2019

We’ve created a fantastic package of books and coaching to help you (or someone on your list) on the journey as a storyteller, public speaker, or spoken-word artist. We hope you’ll take a look at for this incredible package.

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

From our team to you, happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. friends and family. For the rest of you, may you have some wonderful moments of gratitude this week. Peace.

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Arizona Library Annual Conference 2019! #AZLA2019

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Find Us!

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We’re Here!

We’re here to tell you that it is all about to get Arizona Library Association annual conference in this space. (Tucson, November 7, 8, 9, 2019) It’s almost time, men and women! Vendor booth, cool swag, these limited edition buttons (new for this year!!), TWO workshops, author-illustrator panel, and MOAR books!!! You need to watch this space or take a vacation from our space because we are THRILLED to be back at #AZLA2019 hanging with librarians. You know, the people working to keep information free, open, and available? These are #Librarians!!! For the Win!!!

We’ll see you at the AZLA Conference in November 2019.

The Arizon Library Association Annual Conference
Tucson Convention Center.
Tucson Arizona.
November 7 8 9, 2019. Stop by our booth for some free stuff, a storytelling game, and more information!


WORKSHOP: SO YOU WANT TO PUBLISH A CHILDREN’S BOOK? (Panel!) 245PM Thursday. November 7, 2019! GREENLEE Room

“Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” featured on Publishers Weekly Cover

cover of publishers weekly for September 2019 featuring books from the ibpa independent book publishers association(Press Release) An Arizona-based book from The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group is one of only a handful of titles from Independent Publishers to appear on the September 2, 2019, cover of “Publishers Weekly” magazine. “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch,” written by Tucson’s Marc Severson and illustrated by Francesco Orazzini, was chosen as one of just 17 books from a curated field of 40 books. The book, an original folktale designed for older children features the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert as two desert-dwelling tricksters face off in a battle of wits over who gets dinner and who is dinner. Learn more at

Sean Buvala, the publisher at The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group, says, “We’re honored to be on the ‘Publishers Weekly’ magazine featuring the works of independent publishers the world over. PW is considered the ‘bible of book publishing business’ and features the work of the publishing industry at all levels.”

“Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” features artwork by Italian illustrator Francesco Orazzini. The story is by Marc Severson of Tucson, Arizona. Featuring a battle of wits between hungry Coyote and the small-but-chatty Woodrat the Packrat, the two meet up under the moonlight in the Sonoran Desert. Will Woodrat be able to talk his way out of this or is he in for a thorny end? The book is intended for kids in the elementary middle grades.
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