Photo by Linda F. Radke

About Us

Our Mission

Story Monsters LLC is dedicated to helping authors of all genres strive for excellence with book production, marketing, and promotion. From publishing the award-winning Story Monsters Ink® magazine to providing Publishers Support Services in areas such as editing, cover design, and publicity, you have come to the right place. A place to tell your story.

Our Magazine

Story Monsters Ink®, a literary resource for teachers, librarians, and parents, is an award-winning magazine that covers the latest news on debut books and products, celebrity and independent author profiles, book reviews, activities and more! Each issue also features a reading guide, a Spanish language column, a science and nature column, and even a special kids column where we publish articles, poems and drawings submitted to us by our young readers. It’s a monster of a magazine, filled with great reads for growing minds!

Story Monsters Ink has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services.

  • Gold Award Recipient, Mom’s Choice Awards.
  • Named among the “great magazines for kids and teens” by School Library Journal.
  • 2016 Irwin Award winner for “Best Publisher of a Literary Magazine” and “Best Editorial Director”

Our Services

Story Monsters LLC is committed to providing the highest level of book production, marketing & publicity, and consulting services. Under the helm of Linda F. Radke, our team of skilled professionals brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Every program is individually tailored to meet an author’s specific goals. We take pride with each and every printed page and strive for excellence in our services and business relationships. We are passionate to help both aspiring and established authors reach new heights.

About Linda F. Radkie, president

Our Programs

Tireless in our efforts to give deserving authors a winning chance, Story Monsters LLC sponsors the following programs:

Dragonfly Book Awards

The Royal Dragonfly and Purple Dragonfly Book Awards are prestigious national book contests recognizing exceptional authors for excellence in writing and publishing.

Story Monsters Approved!

A program showcasing "books worth devouring." A Story Monster Approved! book must inspire, inform, teach or entertain, and adhere to rigorous standards of excellence.

A place where media professionals, meeting planners and others find experts, authors and spokespeople.

A place to help authors and artists gain exposure and connect with schools for speaking opportunities.

Kids Can Publish

A program where parents and teachers can submit their students' written works, such as poems, articles, stories, drawings, etc. for publication consideration in Story Monsters Ink magazine.

School Express Press

A program that makes it possible for schools, teachers, and librarians who want to print individual or classroom student projects, creative writing projects, school histories or other anthologies on a budget.

Giving Back

Investing in the community — especially where children are concerned — is the cornerstone of who we are and what we do. We believe it is important to give back. As a result, we developed Story Monsters BookBank, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s literacy skills and enthusiasm for reading and writing by providing support and funds to schools and libraries for books, author visits, book writing and publishing workshops, and other activities.

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a team you can trust to deliver a product of the highest quality while providing superior service, you have come to the right place. Story Monsters LLC is the place to tell your story!