A full reading of “Doodles. Glixies, & A Giant Thumpin” from “Tales From Bombast’s Bookshelf. In the story, Dillip is a Doodle, and the leader of his tribe. One day, he sets off on a journey to find an adversary, which he hopes he can use to unite his tribe. He soon learns that uniting his tribe against an adversary has consequences, and he must find a way to undo the damage it’s caused. To find out what happens, watch the reading of what one reviewer said is, “a clever celebration of diversity, and holds perhaps the most potent moral thread of the collection.” Themes: Diversity / Accepting Differences / Empathy.
The first half of the May 2020 live book launch for “Tales From Bombast’s Bookshelf.” It includes a poem deleted from the final copy and a full reading of one of the book’s six stories titled, “An Answer For The Tendlebees.” In the story, the Tendlebees must answer a question to get back their wings, though every answer they try creates a new question. Themes: Mindfulness / Finding Purpose / Evolution Of Thought
The second half of the May 2020 live book launch for “Tales From Bombast’s Bookshelf.” It includes a full reading of “James & The Clock Of Torsion Springs,” from the second book in the Monkey Mind Tales Series, “More Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind.” In the story, James lives in a town run by a giant clock. He is never on time and is about to be sent to “the room down the hall.” To avoid this, he sets off on a journey to stop time. Themes: Self Acceptance / ADHD
A reading of a poem from the story, “The Candy Castle Maker.” Theme: Manipulative Marketing
Choir sings the “School Of Torsion Springs Morning Song” from the story, “James & The Clock Of Torsion Springs.” – with lyrics.
Documentary of the group of kids who sang the “School Of Torsion Springs Morning Song.” The video of them singing the song can be found during the live book launch reading of “James & The Clock Of Torsion Springs.”
Excerpts from the 2015 book launch of “Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind,” which includes a partial reading of “The Wallerwood Toy Factory.”
An excerpt from the 2015 book launch reading of “A One Day For Little Fey.” In the story, little Fey searches for something to make her happy one-day, but she realizes that her search is pushing her happiness further away. Themes: Mindfulness / Gratitude / Present Moment
An excerpt from the 2015 book launch reading of “Piper’s Pink Fuzzy Bunnies.” In the story, Piper must face a hoard of pink fuzzy bunnies to save herself and her friends from a device that could ruin their town. Themes: Self-Esteem / Inner Judge / Facing Fear
A 2012 partial reading from a ruff draft of “Clown Town,” from “Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind.” In the story, Jessica wants to become the best clown that Clown Town has ever seen. Then she learns that being a clown is not as much fun as she thought. Themes: Self Esteem / Inner Beauty / Self Love