The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group is delighted to announce the appearance of singer-songwriter and author Nancy Manet at the upcoming American Library Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Nancy Manet will sign copies of her latest book, “My Expansion,” and meet fans at the Independent Book Publishers Association exhibitor booth (#3711) at 3:00 PM on Saturday and 11:30 AM on Sunday.
Fresh from a recording at Abbey Road Studios in London, Nancy will sign her children’s book focusing on her struggle to break free from rigid thinking.
Released as an adaptation of Nancy’s soon-to-be-released song, “My Expansion” captures her journey of reconciling a strict, dogmatic religious upbringing with her profound desire to love and support her free-spirited daughter. Through vivid poetry, Nancy poignantly portrays her struggle and ultimately finds her way toward understanding and acceptance.
Illustrated by Michelle Buvala, “My Expansion” showcases the enchanting tale of Big Bear and their cub through captivating artwork, making it an engaging and accessible read for young audiences. The book is available for order from local independent bookstores and online retailers.
Nancy is happy to offer a limited number of “My Expansion” copies exclusively for attendees of the American Library Conference. These limited edition copies will be available for signing at Booth 3711 on Saturday and Sunday. Due to the high demand and limited supply, conference attendees must visit the booth early to secure their copy during each of Nancy’s 30-minute signing times.
Writing from east Texas, Nancy Manet shares her experience, stating, “My upbringing led me to expect my children to conform like perfectly-potted tulips in a neat row. However, I discovered my first child to be more like a field of wildflowers. In my quest for perfection, I erred by being rigid and rule-driven instead of parenting with love and grace.”
Nancy’s early life story of hardship, betrayal, and abandonment paved the way for her present-day success as an entrepreneur. Confronted with a choice between embracing her LGBTQ daughter or rejecting her, Nancy defied dogmatic, religious ideologies and embraced genuine love and empathy for her child. She firmly believes that rigid thinking and expanding love and empathy cannot coexist.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Nancy Manet and have your limited edition copy of “My Expansion” personally signed at the American Library Conference. Join us at Booth 3711 on Saturday and Sunday to engage with this author who fearlessly explores parental love, acceptance, and personal growth.
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.
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: email@example.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:
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.
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…
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.
Now available. It’s a journal and a tool! This is a write-in journal for keeping track of your the stories, poems, and spoken-word pieces you have performed.
Build your own resource of the stories you tell as well as where and when you told them. Generous blank pages for each story with simple prompts. In addition, there are many blank pages in the back for keeping track of programs you create. A write-in resource for all storytellers and speakers to keep track of what, when, where, and with whom their stories were shared.
Get one or give one today with this link for our secure online store.
Your local independent bookstore can order a copy for you. Ask them to check their “Ingram” system to order it.
You can get it at the big A book-retailer at this link.