Deaf Culture Fairy Tales: A Companion Coloring Book by Roslyn “Roz” Rosen and illustrated by Yiqiao Wang


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A companion coloring book to “Deaf Culture Fairy Tales,” readers are transported into the enchanting world of fairy tales with one slight twist: all the stories have characters who are Deaf or sign. The richly crafted illustrations in this coloring book include Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Three Little Pigs, Beauty and the Beast, and many others. With such magnificent culture, history, morals, humor, and imagination, “Deaf Culture Fairy Tales” delights readers of all ages.

Paperback: $9.99


About the Author

Roslyn “Roz” Rosen, Ed.D., was born to a Deaf family in the Bronx. She attended the Lexington School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University, where she met her husband and lifelong partner, Herb Rosen. Currently retired, her career has included being a rehabilitation counselor, Gallaudet University faculty, dean, and vice president of academic affairs at Gallaudet University, and director of the National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge. She is a past president of the National Association of the Deaf and a board member of the World Federation of the Deaf.

This is Roz’s first book, but she has authored chapters in various books, such as 1776: Deaf People’s ContributionThe Sands of Time: NAD Presidents 1880-2003, and ISMs, Identities and Intersectionality: Implications and Inclusion, among others. She also has written numerous articles and provided numerous presentations on human rights, education, organizational development and leadership. Currently, Roz serves on the core team of Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids – Kindergarten Ready (LEAD-K), a national campaign to stop language deprivation. She also is a board member of the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, and board member of Discovering Deaf Worlds. In her spare time, Roz strolls along beaches and dabbles in the arts. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren.

Deaf Culture Fairy Tales by Roslyn “Roz” Rosen and illustrated by Yiqiao Wang

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About the Book

buyatamazonReaders are transported into the enchanting world of fairy tales in this full-color book — with one slight twist: all the stories have characters who are Deaf or sign. Designed for the reader who uses American Sign Language or wants to learn about sign language and Deaf culture, each story takes unexpected and fun turns, always with a lesson in mind. Classics in this book include Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Three Little Pigs, Beauty and the Beast, and many others. Also included are signed songs and poems one can play with in sign language. Original illustrations help make the stories come alive. With such magnificent culture, history, morals, humor, and imagination, this marvelous book will delight readers of all ages.

Available in full color, black-and-white, and e-book formats.


About the Author

Roslyn “Roz” Rosen, Ed.D., was born to a Deaf family in the Bronx. She attended the Lexington School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University, where she met her husband and lifelong partner, Herb Rosen. Currently retired, her career has included being a rehabilitation counselor, Gallaudet University faculty, dean, and vice president of academic affairs at Gallaudet University, and director of the National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge. She is a past president of the National Association of the Deaf and a board member of the World Federation of the Deaf.

This is Roz’s first book, but she has authored chapters in various books, such as 1776: Deaf People’s Contribution, The Sands of Time: NAD Presidents 1880-2003, and ISMs, Identities and Intersectionality: Implications and Inclusion, among others. She also has written numerous articles and provided numerous presentations on human rights, education, organizational development and leadership. Currently, Roz serves on the core team of Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids – Kindergarten Ready (LEAD-K), a national campaign to stop language deprivation. She also is a board member of the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, and board member of Discovering Deaf Worlds. In her spare time, Roz strolls along beaches and dabbles in the arts. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren.

Backspace by Steve Baldwin


buyatamazonThe wanton murder of a deaf pregnant farm girl is all but forgotten for 60 years until doctoral student Keith Flynn, also deaf, discovers the story and decides to look into it. Being mindful of his backspace becomes a matter of life and death as he visits the town where the murder occurred. The investigation becomes a fast-moving journey fraught with unexpected episodes of danger and death.

Being targeted in a town full of gossipmongers and strangers, while being irritated by a well-meaning local interpreter, leads Keith to adventurous twists and turns that challenge his survival instincts. The moment of truth, love, and justice for Keith means trusting the world from his daily blind spots. Would you take such a risk while checking your backspace?

Paperback: $7.99

E-book: $3.99

About the Author

Steve C. Baldwin, Ph.D., is a retired educator whose career took him to five states and culminated in 17 years at the Texas School for the Deaf. An award-winning writer, Steve authored Pictures in the Air: The Story of the National Theatre of the Deaf, wrote three documentaries, 20 produced plays, and numerous articles. A community advocate, he makes his home in Austin, Texas, with his wife Rosie Serna, and their hearing cat Zorro.

Friends, by Theron Parker and Daniel Winship

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buyatamazonThis delightful children’s book tells a visual story about two boys who meet randomly in an alley. One is deaf and the other hearing; together, they work together to figure out how to communicate. The pages are filled with rich, colorful illustrations. This sweet, simple and easy-to-understand story is great for people of all ages, and shows that all it takes to make a new friend is an open mind and a willingness to try new things, like sign language.

Paperback: $14.99
E-book: $9.99

 

About the Author

theronwebTheron Parker leads a notable career as a performer, instructor and presenter. Renowned for his ABC stories, Theron has produced four DVDs: In the Minds of Ed and Theron, Have ASL, Will Travel: Fables from Around the World, Folklore from Around the World, and Little Deaf Spies. Theron also appeared in Forget Me Not, and served as an assistant producer for ASL Films. A certified Baby Signs instructor, he teaches literacy through American Sign Language for his non-profit organization, ABC ASL, and through his videos on YouTube.  For Theron, ASL storytelling is the most beautiful music imaginable. He aspires to expose as many deaf children and hearing people as possible to the natural beauty and expressiveness of ASL. With several books in the works, Theron wishes to thank his partner Mindy Moore for igniting the spark that led to this book.

About the Illustrator

DanielwinshipwebDaniel Winship is a Deaf artist who was born and raised in Maine. With a bachelor’s degree in illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design, Daniel works in illustration among other medias, and is thrilled to be part of this book. He lives in Maine with his family, and together, they enjoy the seasons and activities Maine offers, including hiking, cross-country skiing, and biking.

The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice by Ronald M. Hirano

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buyatamazonDelight Rice, the hearing daughter of deaf parents, was a pioneering teacher of deaf-blind pupils at the Wisconsin and Ohio Schools for the Deaf during the early 1900s. In 1907, the U.S. government sent her to establish a deaf education system in the Philippines, which was occupied by American military forces during the Spanish-American War. Initially unable to find any deaf children in Manila and surrounding provinces, she and American constabularies ventured into the interior mountains, heavily populated by wild, hostile headhunting tribes, in search of deaf children. They rode U.S. Army wagons and on burros for more than 1,000 miles on their successful mission. This book chronicles Delight Rice’s life and legendary contributions to deaf education in the United States and the Philippines.

Paperback: $19.95

About the Author

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Ronald M. Hirano, a deaf Nisei (Japanese-American), was adopted and raised by Delight Rice when his family was interned in relocation camps during World War II. He has written, designed and edited numerous newsletters and served on boards of organizations working with deaf people on local, regional and national levels.

 

 

 

Printed Books

Paper cut of children play on old bookPeople still like paper. A good book, a chair on a beach somewhere, the waves gently washing ashore, sand between your toes? Or perhaps curled up in front of a warm fire, covered in a flannel blanket? However you like to read, printed books continue to be a favorite for people of all ages.

With Savory Words, you write. We edit, publish and take care of all the details, including cover design, author photo, press releases, getting the book listed on websites, and the works. If you prefer to handle marketing, then we’ll ship you the books and provide what you need to ship the books to your customers.

If you want us to help with marketing, – we can do that, too. Check out our packages and see what fits your needs the best.

 

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So you have a book you want to publish. What next? That’s the big question. Savory Words Publishing helps simplify the publishing process by providing step-by-step guidance every step of the way.

1. Decide what package you want.

Your manuscript doesn’t have to be perfect; it only has to have a story. Decide what package you want, and what format(s) you want the book to be in. We offer an array of services, all designed to simplify the publishing process for you.  If you’re not sure what package you want, we’ll help you figure it out.

2. Submit the manuscript to us.

We’ll look at your completed manuscript (please, no preliminary drafts; we only want final versions) and talk with you to determine what you want to do, what you’re willing to do, and how much we can do for you.  The manuscript will also be reviewed by a team to make sure it fits our guidelines. If and when the manuscript has been accepted, and a contract has been signed, work will commence.

3. Publish the book.

The book will undergo editing (even if it’s already been edited), formatting, and all the other nitty-gritty things involved with publishing a book. Know that this process isn’t a quick, overnight deal; it takes time, energy, and more time. Once the final version is approved, the book will show up on Amazon and other sites.

While this may seem like a simple process, it also involves a lot of patience, work, and planning. But at the end of it all, you’ll have a book you’re proud of.

Resources for authors

Old booksAs an author, you have a unique goal: the story you want to share, and what you want to achieve by sharing your story. You want a personal relationship with a company that will help you achieve your vision — and you’ve come to the right place.

New authors often pursue self-publishing as a way to get their books out to audiences, without enduring the often long and frustrating process of finding an agent and a publisher. Seasoned authors, too, are turning to self-publishing as a way to have greater involvement in the process.

There are a lot of details to consider in the publishing process. In addition to the story, you want compelling cover art, seamless design, useful marketing materials, distribution, ISBN numbers, and so on. Savory Words will guide you through all the steps in the process, while listening to exactly what you want to achieve.

Self-publishing is an exciting opportunity to have input into the overall appearance of your work, especially with a great team of Savory Words editors and designers who can help turn your vision into reality.

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A library in your hands

Stack of old newspapers and a tablet pc on the wooden tableWhere the printed book has emotional nostalgia going for it, e-books are convenient.  The concept of carrying around more books in a single device than most people will own (or read) in a lifetime is amazing.  Amazon’s smallest Kindle, for example, currently can hold over 1,000 books.

Being able to instantly purchase, download, and start reading a new book within a few minutes is something that many people appreciate, either from the consumer side (those who read will read more) or the author side (easier downloading means more books sold).

Today’s publishing allows authors to simultaneously release books in print, and as e-books.  This spans both markets, and the sales of one format encourages the sales of the other.

E-books can also sell at a lower price, as a result of minimal or no overhead costs in printing, storing, or shipping. E-books are also easily edited and updated.  While print books may list the author’s previously published books, e-books can be slightly edited to include all of the author’s works, even those published later on. And that’s not all. E-books can include hyperlinks, multimedia (photos, videos, graphics, sound, and animation) and other interactive contents. This is especially handy for authors who want to publish books in both American Sign Language and English.

Whatever you want your e-book to have, Savory Words can help put it together.

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The thrill of a printed book

Many of us remember the thrill of buying a book at the bookstore. A mystery, a thriller, or an adventure lurked within.  We couldn’t wait to get home to start reading; some of us even  started reading the book in the car on the way home.

The tactile sensation of the pages, the smell of the paper, the rough texture of a classic hardback all bring back memories of  hours spent nose-deep in  pages going on imaginary journeys or sharing in someone else’s life. Typically, a book would be published in hardback first, and then paperback.  Boxes and boxes of books would be produced in a single run, on spec, in the hopes that they would sell.

Today’s print-on-demand capabilities allow a book to be simultaneously published in both hardback and softback, in a variety of formats and sizes.  The various editions of the book can be tweaked, so that readers have the best experience possible.  A larger hardback book, for example, would allow for larger photographs to be printed on better quality paper.  Once ordered, the book is printed and shipped immediately. Printed books also have longevity: they will outlast e-readers and tablets, remaining just as usable and useful today and in 50 years.  That’s why printed books continue to be so popular in today’s digital age.

This modern-day flexibility in publishing increases the options available to readers, while simultaneously removing the huge financial burden upon on the author and the publisher. The experts at Savory Words work with you to design your book in a way that enhances your content. You’ll know that your readers are seeing your work the way you intended, and  readers will savor every page.