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Live Streaming This Week June 17-21.

Join publisher Sean Buvala on his Facebook Live streams this week, June 17-21. Visit our FB page at http://facebook.com/smalltoothdog to watch the videos. About five minutes each, Sean goes live at 3pm Pacific (Los Angeles) and 6pm Eastern (New York) U.S. times. See you online.

Friday, June 21

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From Audience to Zeal: The Workbook

title of workbook over the images a jumble of old-style printer lettering blocksEnhance Your Learning!

Coming along after the original textbook, Laura S. Packer has a new WORKBOOK (at 92 pages!) companion volume to go with the original A to Z book! It’s a journal, it’s a guidebook, it’s a way to move from idea to implementation.

Designed to be a companion volume to “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story,” this workbook contains deep reflections, focused advice, intriguing readings, and active projects that will take your experiences in storytelling and oral communication to the next level. This workbook contains additional materials not found in the book.

Praise for the Workbook!
Laura has created a working text, a highly practical and useful book that is personal, powerful, and poignant. She captures in words and exercises what we need to do and hear. Using it will only improve your work in story. -Kevin Cordi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ohio University Lancaster; International Storytelling SIG Chair, National Council of Teachers of English

Get the Workbook!
You can order the spiral-bound version at this link. You can order the Ebook verison (.pdf) at this link.

Don’t Have the Textbook Yet?
Learn more about this project at this link here.

Hear the Interviews!
Sean Buvala and Laura did a series of interviews about this project. Hear them or read the transcripts at this link now.

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Interview with Author Marc Severson

Our publisher, Sean Buvala, sat down with author Marc Severson to talk shop about his new book “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch!” recently published by us. A transcript is included below. It’s a transcript, not a polished, printed document. Enjoy the “flavor” of it all.

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Sean Buvala: Hey. This is Sean Buvala with Small Tooth Dog Publishing Group. I’m talking today to one of our new authors. You’ve been around the block for a while.

Marc Severson: Thirty years or so.

Sean Buvala: This is Mark Severson. He has just released with us, Don’t Throw Me in the Choya Patch. The wood rat and coyote story. The first of the woodrat stories.

Marc Severson: Absolutely.

Sean Buvala: Mark, how are ya?

Marc Severson: I’m doing great. I like to say that over the last 30 years, I’ve become an overnight sensation.

Sean Buvala: Yes, that’s right. That’s all it takes is 30 years. Hey, so we are really pleased to see this book come out with you.

Marc Severson: Not as pleased as I was.

Sean Buvala: That’s good. Look, even your name is on it.

Marc Severson: I know.

Sean Buvala: Where does the story come from? What is the history?

Marc Severson: That’s a great question. When I was an archeologist, I used to be out in the Sonoran desert and I’d find these piles of brush and such. They were surrounded by cholla. I always wondered about them. The fellow that I was doing the survey with said they were woodrat nests. I just thought, “Wow, what a fascinating creature.” They can bring cholla to its nest to protect it from all the other animals.
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New Catalog for Independent Bookstores!

The cover of the catalog for indie bookstores. features the book small kingdoms and other stories on the front cover#IndiesFirst! We are, as they say, delighted to be a featured publisher in the latest catalog for independent bookstores via the IBPA. You’ll find our titles on page 24. This season, we’re featuring: “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story” by Laura Packer; “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” by Marc Severson; “The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop with Michelle and Sean Buvala; (and soon to be released) “The Kid’s Ultimate Guide to Creating Fun and Fantastic Stories for Writing and Telling” also by Sean Buvala.

Use the links above to order your copy of any of the books. TRADE/Industry ACCOUNTS: please see our page at this link now in order to create an account for your ordering with trade terms. Point-of-Sale materials are available for most titles we offer.

showing the inside of the indie titles catalog page 24 featuring four books by arizona publisher small tooth dog publishing

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New Spring 2019 Releases from Small Tooth Dog Publishing (Press Release)

Press Release

Use Date March 30-December 30, 2019

Synopsis- The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group released three new books for the spring of 2019, including two children’s titles and one reference book for the art of oral storytelling. These books feature the work of three authors and illustrators from Avondale, Wayzata, Minnesota, and Tucson, Arizona. The books are available at most independent bookstores and online retailers. For more information, please visit smalltoothdog.com .

Avondale, Arizona-The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group of Avondale, Arizona has released three new books for Spring of 2019. A mischievous packrat and his coyote foe share in a battle of wits deep in the moonlit Sonoran Desert. The time-tested fables of Aesop come alive in contemporary retellings accompanied by vibrant, hand-cut art. The ethics, crafting, and techniques of using oral storytelling for public presentations get an in-depth examination in an intriguing reference book of 194 pages. All books are available for order or via ordering by your local bookstore. See the website at smalltoothdog.com for more information.

The new books are:
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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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See Us at the Texas Storytelling Festival 2019!

We’re on the road once more! We’ll see you at the Texas Storytelling Festival 2019! We’ve got a workshop, books for sale (duh!) and Sean will be offering private coaching at a great price.

Where and When to Find Us:

WORKSHOP Saturday, March 9, 9-1030AM.
Sean Buvala leads:
Contemporary Marketing for Experienced Performers
Get focused on your purpose. Marketing is still essential to the experienced working artist. There are so many more media voices that now serve as paths for the working artist, but you need to know which parts of your many tales each one wants to promote. We’ll explore changes in marketing over the last decades and you’ll create two immediately useful promotional outlines. Bring your smartphone! Please note: this is an intensive workshop on marketing for working artists and is not intended for those who are very new to the art form.

Presenter: Sean Buvala was one of the first to introduce storytelling into the online world via podcasts, audio stories, and professional directories. He’s been teaching artists over the last 30+ years to embrace the full spectrum of marketing while staying true to their art form.
Seantells.com or seantells@gmail.com

COACHING!
Do you need experienced, no-nonsense coaching in marketing, communication, book development, repertoire growth, career guidance or the like? Sean will be offering affordable, private coaching sessions at the conference. Sessions will be available Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and late-night, most of Sunday, and through noon on Monday. Set up a session with Sean, who brings more than 30 years of national experience to your discussion. Each private 45-minute conversation (and a 15 minutes follow-up phone/video call!) is just $80. Due to the nature of the location, these are probably not the best time slots for coaching on performances. To set up a time: first, purchase a slot on the website- see link in box at bottom of this post! Be sure you include your phone number for calls/texts. Sean or one of our staff members will contact you to set up the time and possible location, such as the lobby of the meeting location or at the lobby of the official hotel for the event. Purchase your time slot now! Really, the number of times is very limited.

BOOKS!
Yes, our books are for sale in the on-site story store. We’ll have 10 titles in the store for you to choose from. If the store runs out, you can purchase more here on our site. http://smalltoothdog.com/our-books.
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Laura Packer Interview: Author of “From Audience to Zeal” (Part Three)

Interview with Laura Packer

“It was so important to me that…that I neither shield my audience from the depth and rigor of what it is to be a good storyteller nor do I present this in such a way that they feel like it’s never attainable, that they can’t reach it.” -Laura

Author and Storyteller Laura S. Packer is the creator of “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story.” Part 3: Laura Packer and Sean Buvala discuss the nature of Laura’s new book, coming at the end of 2018. They talk about the invite a reader needs in order to feel comfortable in the conversation of an author’s book. They discuss the nature of how stories are used for bonding people’s lives together in the midst of a real-life lab(rador) in the office. Woof. Part 3 of 8. Learn more at audiencetozeal.com. Preorder a Kindle version at this link now.

You can listen here to part three. To hear more of this great interview, please check your favorite podcast provider and search for “Storyteller.net Amphitheater.” You can also go directly to our hosting site at http://anchor.fm/amphitheater.

A transcript for Part Three is printed below the “listen” link below. Additional transcripts for other issues will be available soon!

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Fun @ Mesa Book Festival 2018

Hey Folks! We (were) at the Mesa Book Festival this weekend, Saturday, December 8th, 2018 in downtown Mesa, Arizona. We’ve got a small handful of new books that will make great gifts for the authors, artists, poets, and storytellers in your life. Sean Buvala shows you two of these new books in this short video. PLUS+ we’ve got a simple and fun craft project for kids (and big kids and bigger kids…all y’all) See you this weekend in Mesa! #mesabookfestival2018 #mbf2018 #mesabookfest2018

 

8-828PM. Cleaning Up at the Mesa Book Festival from Sean Buvala on Vimeo.

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Arizona Library Association Conference 2018!

We’re happy to be with you at the #AzLA2018 in Mesa, Arizona! Sean will be teaching his workshop, “Public Speaking for the Terrified,” on Thursday (October 25th) morning.

We have this year’s collectible button, too, but only 100 of them. Come get yours! See us in the vendor hall, space #102, for your “swag bag” with posters, buttons, bookmarks, and our latest catalog sheet. Let’s talk about workshops and services our Arizona-local company can do for you and your clients.

Here’s a recap of Day One:

AND- Bring your business card and sign up to be on our “advanced reader” list for upcoming titles. You know you always wanted to be a book blurb . . .

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