Mark Binder (barkminder)
Barkminder is a penname for author and storyteller Mark Binder. He writes and performs books and stories for families, children and adults. He attended Columbia College with Barak Obama, where he studied mythology and learned storytelling from Spalding Grey. He also has run for both the United States House of Representatives and for the Rhode Island House, where he was hugely overspent and narrowly defeated by the ex-speaker, who was subsequently driven from office in shame. He lives in Providence with his family. Mark's books include, "The Bed Time Story Book" series, "Cinderella Spinderella" and "Every Hero Has a Story." Visit his websites at markbinder.com and transmitjoy.com.