The Snow Day

by Mark Binder – copyright 2017 This story was written as a bonus story for fans of “It Ate My […]

Now on Instagram

In the never-ending effort to reach a wider audience, I’ve started playing with an Instagram feed. So far […]

Stories that Transmit Joy

Every year I do programs and workshops in schools. I read and tell stories for all ages, PK-2, […]

What values do stories have?

I always start with fun and joy, and then… Joy • Fun • Loyalty • Honesty • Thoughtfulness • […]

The Zombie Cat

The Zombie Cat -We didn’t mean to get into trouble. The trouble always found us…- A bunch of […]


I’m Mark Binder. I write and tell stories for diverse audiences of all ages. My goal? Transmit joy. […]

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How much sugar?

I love sugar! So does “The Little Girl Who Loved Sugar” But… did you ever wonder how much […]

Catholic School Programs

Author visits and storytelling programs that celebrate peace, joy, literacy and writing… “The  stories were both for the kids […]

2016 Summer Tour Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE – Mark Binder’s Awesome Stories for All Ages Request for coverage/photo/calendar/review… FOR IMAGES and photos and […]

Sneem! Audible! PVDFest!

This just in, I’ve been booked to perform at the Sneem Storytelling Festival from November 11-13 in Sneem, Ireland! […]

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Watermelons for Freedom

How I helped to end the cold war with 317 watermelons in a mine field in East Berlin […]

Join the Fan Club

Every so often I’ll send out news, tour information, and the occasional cool bonus bit. Join Mark’s Transmit Joy […]

The power of joyful voting

Wear your party hat at the polls! This isn’t a “vote for this candidate…” blog post… It is, however […]

Lively stories for all ages

In theaters, festivals, schools… libraries, senior centers, churches, synagogues… camps, parks and even parking lots… If you’ve never seen […]

Students enjoy Mark Binder at South School

Awesome Recommendations…

“The presentation for K through 5th grade was varied and appealed to all ages. It went very well!” […]

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A Holiday Present – Audio Book

A Holiday Present includes stories for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, the Solstice and New Year’s Eve. Plus […]

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Stink Bomb War… back in play

Last year, while courting an agent, I started writing a piece of “middle grade” fiction with certain specifications. It […]