Books filled with laughter and adventure…

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“A gift for humor — both broad and subtle”
– Publisher’s Weekly

And Families

Cinderella Spinderella

Live storytelling performances with humor and heart…

A tale begins and the adventure races along, collecting gasps and laughs and cheers and sighs, until the finish with applause and relief.

Always, you’ll want more!

Storytelling and author visits for schools, libraries, camps, senior centers, parking lots, theaters and festivals

There is nothing like the hush of an audience as it leans in to hear one of Mark’s spoken-word stories. These aren’t moth-like tales of true adventure, but a blend of classic stories made modern, original fables that sound timeless, and flat out autobiographical lies (mostly for fun and without any political consequences.)

Transmit Joy Logo Can someone really tell stories for all ages*?
Yes. Mark’s passion is for a diverse audience of multigenerational listeners—parents and caregivers with their children sharing stories that need no digital devices.

His goal? Transmit Joy—with stories.

Want to bring Mark to your community?

Please click here to visit The Transmit Joy website, or contact us at the numbers below.

*If your child is under 3, read them the Bed Time Story Book and have them listen to Transmit Joy! Live storytelling requires lots of attention.

 “a master at spinning old tales and everyday events into storytelling gold.”
– 2016 Parents’ Choice Gold Medal for Audio Storytelling

Spellbinding books and enthralling stories

Mark is the author of dozens of books and audio books for children, families, and adults, ranging from retelling of classics to traditional fiction to outrageous tall tales.

A live performer with a repertoire of 157 stories*, Mark has a tale for every occasion and every theme. And if you want something special, because he’s a writer, he’ll be happy to create one.
*At last count — by now probably more.

“Author and storyteller Mark Binder is the spellbinder”
– School Library Journal

Reads (and listens) for families, young people and adults

Mark has written more than 20 books and audio books for readers and listeners of all ages.

For  early readers, check out the Bed Time Story BookClassic Stories for Boys and Girls and the Parents’ Choice Award Winning Transmit Joy!

Elementary age is a perfect time to start reading on your own. Mark’s books are both classic—and fun! Check out Kings, Wolves, Princesses and LionsTall Tales, Whoppers and Lies, and the award-winning Cinderella Spinderella!

Middle students and adults with a sense of humor will love Mark’s latest book, The Zombie Cat and it’s sibling, It Ate My Sister.  Also pick from Genies, Giants and A Walrus;  It was a dark and stormy night…

Readers of literature will be challenged by Mark’s brief epic Loki Ragnarok, his limited edition A Dead Politician, An Undead Clam, And An Ancient Horror, and his novel, The Brothers Schlemiel.

Fans of Chelm will also love The Brothers Schlemiel, and two other story collections from the village of fools, Matzah Mishugas and A Hanukkah Present

“The stories are clever, with touches of humor that only adults will catch.”
—School Library Journal