In Kindling: The Storey Publishing Podcast we explore the spark that ignites a deep-rooted passion for sustainable living. The authors we’ll meet will empower you with the skills and savvy they’ve gleaned from years of hands-on experience.
In each episode, a member of the Storey family will interview an author they have worked with. From editors, to publicists, to designers you’ll get a sense of the inner workings of a publishing team and learn what fuels our excitement, and what we love most about creating books that share our author’s expertise with the world.
Tune in as Storey acquisitions editor Carleen Madigan speaks with author Will Sutherland about his book, Skoolie! In this episode of Kindling, author Will Sutherland talks about how he first started converting school buses into mobile living spaces, and how his book, Skoolie! can teach anyone to do it. If you can build Ikea furniture, Will says, you can build a skoolie.
Tune in as Storey project editor Mia Lumsden speaks with author Rachel Corry about The Sandalmaking Workshop. In this episode of Kindling, author and shoemaker, Rachel Corry, explains what (literally!) sparked her interest in making sandals, how the lack of easy-to-follow instruction inspired her to write The Sandalmaking Workshop, and how accessible the craft is to everyone—she’s even taught it to an 11-year-old!
Tune in as Storey publicity and marketing campaign director Alee Moncy speaks with author Phyllis Good about No Recipe? No Problem!
In this episode, best-selling cookbook author Phyllis Good explains that she wrote No Recipe? No Problem! as a guide for her younger self—sharing how she went from meticulously following a recipe to freestyling with confidence in the kitchen, and how you can too. Plus, she offers grocery store shopping strategies and reveals the staple ingredients she keeps in her pantry and fridge.
Ann Hobbie and Olga Baumert
Tune in as Storey creative director Alethea Morrison speaks with author Ann Hobbie and illustrator Olga Baumert about their collaboration on Monarch Butterflies.
In this episode, Hobbie and Baumert share their experience working with a remarkable team of women to bring Monarch Butterflies to life, from the initial outline to finished illustrations and everything in between. Plus, they talk about conservation efforts and the fact that when kids learn to care for an individual creature, like the Monarch butterfly, they start to notice other insects and other things growing in the garden, and start to care about them, too.
Tune in as Storey creative director Alethea Morrison speaks with Kristi Nelson about her book, Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted.
In this episode, Nelson shares how cancer was a big breakthrough experience for her in terms of orienting toward a more grateful life. She offers thoughts on how to awaken a sense of possibility in moments of uncertainty, and first-hand tips for navigating anxiety.
Tune in as Storey's Acquiring Editor, Deb Burns, speaks with Meg Thacher about her book, Sky Gazing: A Guide to the Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars, Eclipses, and Constellations.
In this episode, Thacher shares her passion for astronomy from how she got started (spoiler alert, an inspiring professor made all the difference!) to what it was like to write her first book, the beautifully illustrated Sky Gazing. She goes on to explain that astronomy acts as a "gateway science" for kids who are fascinated by mysterious black holes and the unimaginable size of the sun.
Such a nice way to add 20(ish) minutes of inspiration to your day. Listening to experts talk about their passions — plus a behind the scenes look at book publishing — what could be better?!
5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Listening to this podcast takes me away from my apartment and brings me to a world where I make my own herbal remedies from my giant garden after I've watered my cattle. Hearing from these experts while learning about what goes into Storey's books is a wonderful way to start my mornings.
Easy to listen to, the conversations flow effortlessly while informing. I’m 100% a fan! Take a listen and get transported to a comforting place in this crazy world ✨🔮✨🔮✨