Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 28.
A book from \"The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group\" is one of only a handful of titles from Independent Publishers to appear on the September 2, 2019, cover of "Publishers Weekly" magazine.
An Arizona-based book from The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group is one of only a handful
of titles from Independent Publishers to appear on the September 2019 cover of "Publishers
"Don't Throw Me in the Cholla Patch," written by Tucson's Marc Severson and illustrated by
Franceso Orazzini, was chosen as one of just 17 books from a curated field of 40 books. The
book, an original folktale designed for older children features the plants and animals of the
Sonoran Desert as two desert-dwelling tricksters face off in a battle of wits over who gets
dinner and who is dinner. Learn more at chollapatch.com.
Sean Buvala, the publisher at The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group, says, "We're honored
to be on the "Publishers Weekly" magazine featuring the works of independent publishers the world over. PW is considered the 'bible of book publishing business' and features the work of the publishing industry at all levels."
"Don't Throw Me in the Cholla Patch" features artwork by Italian illustrator Francesco
Orazzini. The story is by Marc Severson of Tucson, Arizona. Featuring a battle of wits
between hungry Coyote and the small-but-chatty Woodrat the Packrat, the two meet up
under the moonlight in the Sonoran Desert. Will Woodrat be able to talk his way out of this
or is he in for a thorny end? The book is intended for kids in the elementary middle grades.
The book is available at local independent bookstores or directly from the publisher at
Marc Severson is an author living in Tucson with several books in the sci-fi genre, targeted
for adult audiences. He worked as both an archeologist and schoolteacher in the Tucson
schools for decades. This is his first book for kids.
The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group specializes in books on creativity and the arts for
adults, creative expression books for kids, and has a growing series of books for kids. Their
books have been featured at a variety of shows and events throughout the United States.
(Editor's Comment: Please note that "Publishers Weekly" is a properly written brand-name
without the possessive.)
Original source can be found here.