An independent publisher based in Edmonds, WA, Teeny Tiny Press debuts Collected Kona: Brief Takes on a Basenji, a series of short nonfiction essays by local author Marcia Woodard.
Teeny Tiny Press is run by Amanda Laughtland, a teacher at Edmonds Community College and a former employee on the Mountlake Terrace Library. Marcia (the author) and Amanda are colleagues at Edmonds Community College, where they teach English and where Amanda currently serves as faculty adviser to the literary/arts magazine, Between the Lines. Both hold B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Washington, in addition to being Edmonds CC alums themselves.
Collecetd Kona is the first professional printed/bound book from Teeny Tiny Press, previous releases were all handmade editions, folded and bound at Amanda’s kitchen table. Several of the essays in this limited-edition book previously appeared in Marcia’s column in the AKC Gazette, the flagship magazine of the American Kennel Club.
Marcia’s funny and touching stories of her dog Kona combine to give a portrait not only of crazy Kona, but of Marcia, her husband, and their extended Basenji family. With full-color photographs to showcase the beauty of this ancient African hound breed, Collected Kona is for new acquaintances as well as old friends of the famous “barkless dog.”
The public is invited to join Marcia in celebrating the publication of her book when she gives a reading at ArtWorks in downtown Edmonds (201 2nd Avenue South) on Friday, November 12 at 7:00PM. Also reading is the publisher of Teeny Tiny Press, Amanda Laughtland, whose collection of poetry, Postcards to Box 464, was published earlier this year by Bootstrap Press, a nonprofit publisher based in Massachusetts.
For more information, see the Facebook Page for Collected Kona.