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I had the chance to review “Tell Me a Story” and I am so glad I can offer it to you in this great giveaway! This is a true storytelling CD. The speaker is a wonderful reader and keeps you entertained. The music is fantastic and the sounds truly enhance each story. I had intended to listen with my son, but ended up listening in the car while I was out one day. I found myself listening carefully and anxiously waiting to find out what would happen at the end. You and your child/grandchild will love to listen to these amazing stories!
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Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, April 4, 2009.
Tell us a little about you . . .
I’ve been writing Tell Me A Story (and working with my illustrator, Jillian Gilliland) for 16 years. The stories run in over 100 newspapers around the world and are available online at www.uexpress.com/tellmeastory. I also write books, essays, and stories, and I teach writing at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles.
What is your business and where can we find it?
Three years ago I began producing audiobooks with stories selected from my column, employing some of the amazing talent surrounding me here in L.A. as readers (the acting talent pool is dazzling), as well as the amazing Laura Hall, composer and pianist extraordinaire (best known perhaps as the pianist from Whose Line Is It Anyway). Information on our CDs and the personnel is available at www.mythsandtales.com
Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?
I’m a mom (though my girls and stepkids are all grown up), and I’m the owner, inventor, and creator of Myths and Tales (Friedman Danziger Productions) ; my co-creators, Laura Hall and Jillian Gilliland, are also moms; in fact, Laura’s daughters, Eva and Ruthie, can be heard on the CDs reading the titles, and they’re vital in helping me, Laura and our director, Lori Ada Jaroslow, in selecting which stories we include (from the over 900 I have published).
A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?
In a life filled with writing, teaching, directing and creating, the creation of the CDs has been among the most inspiring. The talent I work with and the ways in which the stories I’ve written become transformed into something still more magical, delights me, and teaches me something new about each tale. I confess I am climbing a steep learning curve when it comes to sales and marketing—that part eludes me to some extent—but I’ve enjoyed every minute of this ride, and the feedback from listeners has filled me with almost as much joy as has the creative process.
Where else can people find you?
I’m on Facebook, Twitter (as kellsmom), and coming soon, I hope by May, I’ll have a website. For now the CD website is www.mythsandtales.com. My other writing is also over the web if you google my name.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Our third CD—Tell Me A Story 3: Women of Wonder—with tales of goddesses and heroines—will be out in May, with such luminous performers as Paula Poundstone and Bryce Dallas Howard reading. Also, folks can hear selected stories on CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/cd/friedmanhall and www.cdbaby.com/cd/friedmanhall2