Story Monsters Ink: Five Star Publications, Inc. is now Story Monsters LLC. Same team — same quality services since 1985. Click here to view the full-size ad below.

Story Monsters Ink: Story Monsters Ink is home to the award-winning Story Monsters Ink® magazine, the literary resource for teachers, librarians, and parents — selected by School Library Journal as one of the best magazines for kid and teens.We also help authors of all genres strive for excellence through our marketing and publicity services, Dragonfly Book Awards contests, Story Monsters Approved! awards program, and opportunities to connect with schools and the media. You have come to the right place. A place to tell your story.

Duncan’s Books and More: Duncan’s Books and More is an independent pop-up and online bookstore based in Phoenix, AZ. We have been finding good homes for books since 2007. From finding a well loved vintage book its next home or a new book it’s first owner, we celebrate all the steps on that journey. From selling books online to providing support to authors at book festivals and other events where readers congregate, we strive for integrity and passion for the printed word.

We offer new & used books, signed books, music CDs, board games, and original art creations.

We help others find their dreams, help support ours.  email:

*Northern Gila County Historical Society: Our Mission is to Acquire and Preserve Artifacts and Writings related to the History and Culture of Northern Gila County for Exhibit and Research. 480-332-9373,,

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*First Things First: First Things First is committed to helping Arizona kids five and younger receive the quality education, healthcare and family support they need to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library –  Provides monthly books for children Birth to Five.

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*Gila County Libraries: Payson, Tonto Basin and Pine locations serving Rim Country.

ImaginationLibrary-LOGOlogo_FTF_support-GCL*Read On: Read On Arizona is a statewide, public/private partnership of agencies, philanthropic organizations, and community stakeholders committed to creating an effective continuum of services to improve language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth through age eight over the next ten years. Read On Arizona is committed to helping create an early literacy system that delivers the right program at the right time for every child.

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Rim Country Literacy Program: Changing lives through literacy

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*Southwest Human Development: SHD is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Since our founding in 1981, Southwest Human Development has been a leader in providing services for children ages birth to 5 and their families in the areas of: Child Development and Mental Health, Easter Seals Disabilities Services, Early Literacy and Head Start, Child Welfare, Professional Education and Training.

Through our literacy programs (and all our programs) we provide parent and caregiver education and early childhood literacy skills to ensure that children have the tools they need for school success. Throughout Arizona we give away over 100,000 children’s books each year.

We will have informational resources on our services at our exhibit table. We will also be selling a children’s book we published with the giving model “When you buy one and we will donate a book to a child in need.” The author of the book Phoebe Fox will be there to sign books at our table.

FOOD will be available at the Mazatzal Casino restaurants