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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!
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
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 . . .
Authors! Our latest book-show co-ops are now posted. If you have a quality book that you’d like displayed (or even sold) at some upcoming events, please see our co-op page at https://smalltoothdog.com/cooperative/. Of course, if we have published your book, your book will already be at these shows! Upcoming events include the Tempe Book Festival, Mesa Book Festival, Arizona Library Association, and StoryRise Goodyear.
Photo: Chris Lawton
Our publishing season really runs from July to July, with most of our books coming in the last and first quarters of the year. Here’s a little teaser look at some covers of upcoming projects. Be sure to join our mailing list to keep up with our work and/or follow us on the medias social. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
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.
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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. . .
Coming 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!
We’ll be at the Mesa Book Festival on December 9th! We hope you’ll stop by our booth.
We’re pleased to tell you that the Fox and Crow book is back on track after a few big ol’ bumps in the road. We anticipate a late-summer release. In order to create the image for “The Donkey Who Wanted to Be a Lion,” Michelle had to create a clay sculpture or a “maquette” (learn about that at Wikipedia) of the image that reflected back from the water of the lake. Here’s an up-close image of the face of the lion.