VOICE-DRIVEN CONVERSATIONAL STORIES
FOR TALKING DEVICES

Finalist for Publishing/Storytelling Voice Developer of the Year

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A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE STORIES

Voice assistants like Amazon Alexa are equipped with powerful speech recognition and language understanding. We leverage these technologies to help authors and storytellers engage audiences in new and exciting ways.

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MY BOX OF CHOCOLATES

Our voice app for Amazon Alexa pairs delicious virtual chocolates with bite-sized stories. Grab a chocolate. Enjoy the story alone or with a friend. Get inspired to tell your own story.

“ALEXA, OPEN TRICKY GENIE”

Try to outsmart the Tricky Genie and find the best solution in one of three sacks. Practice critical thinking skills and share a laugh with family and friends.

“ALEXA, LAUNCH TRICKY TEACHER”

Learn about science and history while trying to outwit the Tricky Teacher. Play with family and friends. Great for children ages 7 – 10.

“ALEXA, OPEN FAKE HISTORY”

Learn about science and history while trying to outwit the Tricky Teacher. Play with family and friends. Great for children ages 7 – 10.

WHAT’S HUTCH UP TO TODAY?

Who’s Hutch? Hutch is a kid in the 5th grade who has an adventure nearly every day. Some of Hutch’s adventures are just everyday experiences. Others are a bit more out of this world. On your Alexa-enabled device, say “Alexa, ask Hutch for a story” to hear a new adventure. Afterwards, try to answer a few questions to sharpen your listening comprehension skills.

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO

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  • Valentine’s Assortment of Sweet Chocolate Stories
    Valentines Sweet Double Chocolate Stories: It wouldn’t be the Valentine’s season without a delicious box of chocolates. We’re proud to present the newest assortment of savory-sweet virtual candies with matching “double chocolate” stories. In case you missed the big news, here are the winners of our Valentine’s Writing Contest. All of their wonderful two-part tales from the chocolate shop are featured in this assortment.   […]
  • Valentine’s Writing Contest Winners!
    Our Valentine’s Writing Contest The judges have selected the winning entries in our Valentine’s Writing Contest. Our latest writing contest challenged authors to write a romantic or Valentine’s Day themed “double chocolate” story for our conversational voice app on Amazon Alexa.    We received a high volume of submissions for this competition and we’re pleased to announce the winning chocolate stories selected by our judges: […]

THE MINDS BEHIND TELLABLES

AMY STAPLETON

Retired from NASA, specializes in natural language and conversation, designs interactive story experiences and games for talking voice assistants and conversational robots.

COREY BASWELL

Senior web and voice user interface (VUI) architect and developer, specializes in enterprise, mobile, and voice applications.