Saturday, March 21, 2009

Win 2 Tell Me a Story CDs!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

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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!

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://mythsandtales.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us who would love these CDs.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

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(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
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Open to US and Canada.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

Meet Amy

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

109 comments:

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Ally in WA said...

These look great! What nice stories for kids well for me too (a kid at heart). Thanks for this giveaway chance. They would be for my son & daughter 5 & 9

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All 3 of my children, girls 14 and 11, and a boy 3, would love these - fairy tales and legends are favorites.

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Kendra Field-Bennett said...

My guys listen to stories every night and would LOVE this!

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Carol said...

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Anonymous said...

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Mommy Daisy said...

I am so excited about these. My son loves listening to story CDs in the car. He's the quietest he ever is when listening to them. I would love to have some new stories for him to listen to.

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Jeff and Mandee said...

My daughter would really really love these CD's, she loves listening to stories!


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Gabriel J. said...

Great CD for the entire family!

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My grandson (10) and granddaughter (7) would absolutely love these cd's. They love to read and love books and cd's tapes. I love this about them because that makes 3 generations of avid readers (I am first, their mom is second). Cool, huh?

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