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Story Monsters LLC: Five Star Publications, Inc. is now Story Monsters LLC. Same team — same quality services since 1985.

Story Monsters, LLC takes pride with each and every printed page. We strive for excellence in the services we offer as well as in our business relationships. Having assembled a team of dozens of skilled industry professionals—from editors, graphic designers and project managers to website designers and marketing specialists—we are committed to helping both established and aspiring authors of all ages reach new heights.

While a number of our authors have been traditionally or partnership published, our model has shifted. We currently offer a full range of support services for authors and publishers seeking help with: Self-Publishing, Marketing & Consulting.

New or experienced authors looking for self-publishing options and authors and publishers seeking book promotion and marketing services have found Story Monsters LLC to be the best in the industry.

Gardner’s Book Service: Gardner’s Book Service (GBS), a local, family-owned company, has provided books and educational materials to schools, libraries, educators, government agencies, and small retailers for the last 32 years. When GBS started in Phoenix in 1983, there wasn’t a local option for schools to purchase books. GBS now provides thousands of titles from over 1200 publishers. Our 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse is open 6 days a week for personal selection and our website is open 24 hours a day. With 25% normal teacher discount and 30-35% normal school discounts, Gardner’s consistently beats the large company prices. Let us quote your next book purchase and show you what GBS can do for you. As a local company, monies spent with us stay in our community. Support the businesses that support our community.

Our new address is: 11226 N 23rd Ave, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85029. 602-863-6000 Gardner's Book Service Logo

Helping Hands Websites: Helping Hands Websites helps you grow with simple sites for a simple price. We build a doorway to the world and hand you the keys, so you control your website and expenditure! Call 602-321-2501 for a free consultation or visit Owner Lynda Exley.
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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.

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Payson Art League: Payson Art League is a friendly, dedicated group of artists and artisans in a variety of mediums who like to share their knowledge and techniques with others.  At PAL monthly meetings a demonstration or presentation from an artist, with a strong background in their respective medium, is available and willing to share their line of expertise with members and guests.

PAL sponsors two shows each year:  ‘Neath the Rim Artists Studio Tour in May and the ARToberFEST Fine Art and Fine Craft show in October, at the Mazatzal Casino Event Center.


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.


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


WindStrum performs a variety of music ranging from Irish tunes to music using Native American Style Flutes.