Welcome to Amalgamated Story! I'm Marcia Santore
"Amalgamate" means to blend parts into a single whole. That's what I can do for you — take all the parts and bring them together into your story.
Amalgamated Story provides:
I bring creativity and attention to detail to make your projects the best they can be. I take pride in being flexible, service-oriented, story-focused, and deadline-driven. Just ask my clients!
My clients include businesses large and small, arts and other nonprofit organizations, publishers, magazines, individual authors, artists, and musicians. I've published several books and ghost-written dozens of others. I've written articles, news releases, educational assessment questions, instructional manuals, handbooks, grant proposals, annual reports, and marketing collateral, such as product descriptions, posters, brochures, postcards, newsletters, websites, and more.
Whatever your project, Amalgamated Story can bring it all together for a professional result.
Marcia has a way of telling a compelling story and adding charm that brings additional value to the products that we sell. Her obvious attention to detail and excellence in her writing makes her a pleasure to work with.
Congratulations to editor Joseph Scarce on the publication of Art Therapy in Response to Natural Disasters, Mass Violence, and Crises (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, coming in December 2021, available for preorder on Amazon)
Amalgamated Story worked with Professor Scarce (University of Tampa) for several months to organize the book, plan effective communication strategies for contributors, and ensure compliance with publisher requirements. The topic is fascinating, multifaceted, and increasingly important.
With contributions from a range of expert voices within the field, this book explores the use of art therapy as a response to traumatic events. Offering rare insight into ways in which art therapists have responded to recent crises, this is a unique resource for art therapists looking to coordinate interventions for large-scale disaster and resulting trauma.
Chapters address a range of environmental and manmade disasters around the world, including hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, mass shootings and forced migration, highlighting the impact of an art therapy approach in dealing with widespread trauma. Covering both community and individual cases, it provides an in-depth view into the challenges of working in these settings, including the effects on the therapist themselves, and offers practical information on how to coordinate, fund and maintain responses in these environments.
The first book to focus on disaster response in art therapy, this will be an invaluable contribution to the field in an increasingly vital area.