Mark Binder

Mark Binder is an author and storyteller and editor for Motif. 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." His novel, THE GROSTON RULES is a best seller in contemporary YA fiction. And under the pen name of Izzy Abrahmson, he's recently re-released a new series called "The Vilalge Life. Visit his websites at and

About The Cover: Shayla in RED by Nayana LaFond

On July 5, 2004, five-year-old Tamra Jewel Keepness went missing in Regina, Saskatchewan. You’ve probably never heard of her, because she’s just one of many indigenous women who have been murdered or vanished in Canada and the United States. Unlike the media frenzy over the disappearance of Gabby Petito, the plight of indigenous women has […]

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