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As a busy and dedicated professional storyteller and touring artist, I have established a large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to entertain audiences of all ages. Since 1996, my work has included performances for schools, libraries, concerts, conferences, festivals and community events in several states around the country. During the past 4 years, I have developed and regularly provide storytelling programs to audiences in senior living communities, including people dealing with memory care issues. If you would like more information about my work, or if you are interested in booking a storytelling show, please send a message via the contact link below.  

 

“Mom, I don’t see a puppet stage!” That’s what the boy said when I started one of my shows at a rural library in Nevada a few years back. It seems the librarian had billed the multicultural storytelling program as a puppet show. When I booked the program, I mentioned that I might bring along […]

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Every storyteller has a favorite approach to the process of learning and remembering a story to tell. Some storytellers use a combination of steps that work well for them. The one thing every storyteller I know seems to agree about is that learning and remembering a story does not mean memorizing it. A good storyteller […]

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If you are just starting out as a storyteller – volunteer or otherwise – and have agreed to a date for the storytelling, it’s time to start thinking about what to include in the show. Talk to the presenter and make sure you are clear about the following aspects of the show.  performance time(s) average age of the audience(s)  expected number of […]

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Thoughts About Developing a Theme-Related Show Years ago, as a mother with five young children, I became a volunteer storyteller for a small community in New Jersey, and I loved it! I didn’t realize it at the time, but those years with the library helped me learn other skills that eventually made it possible for me […]

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I was recently asked to provide a storytelling program for Family Reading and Math Night at a Title One Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona. The evening celebration proved to be a surprising and wonderful time for everyone involved. I hope other schools will seriously consider doing an interactive evening like this.   Students and parents brought […]

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If you have ever experienced writer’s block, you will understand my prolonged period of communication silence. Once a writer “takes a break” from a regular routine, it is easy to give into the demands of everyday living and to put the satisfaction of writing aside “for a while.” Unfortunately, this can become a longer period of time than […]

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