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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.  

 

Squirrely Shirley here with a report about our fantastic time last Saturday at The Great Arizona Puppet Theater during National Day of Puppetry (NDoP). The entire day of puppet fun was awesome! Lots of kids and their parents saw a different puppet show every hour on the hour, and we got to premiere our Summer […]

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Wow! It’s April already, and that means the National Day of Puppetry on April 26th is just around the corner. Best of all, the Great Arizona Puppet Theater in Phoenix has included “Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science,” as one of the four different puppet shows featured during this awesome day of fun, crafts, […]

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It seems like it was just a few weeks ago when I finished up the 2013 Library Summer Reading Program and started to think about my 2014 show,“Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science.” If you go back in this journal to September 2013 and check the entries through to January 2014, you will be […]

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Wow! Is it really the New Year already? I’ve been waiting for this year to start because this means that the 2014 Library Summer Program, FIZZ, BOOM, READ! is just a few months away. Time for me to polish up my “Squirrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science” show and get ready to share what […]

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Hello Everyone! I’m having such a great time learning about science and finding safe-to-do FIZZ and BOOM science experiments. The experiment I want to share with you today is one of my most favorite ones because it ROCKS and FIZZLES!! Actually, in this experiment we get to make a rock and then dissolve it. Yep […]

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I’m having a cool time getting ready for the 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” So far, I’ve shared two science experiments: one for Fizz and one for Boom. Just click here to get your FREE copy of my official “Squirrely Shirley’s Favorite Science Experiments Book List” for the Read part of the 2014 […]

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I’ve been having a lot of fun trying out different science experiments to go along with Squirrley Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science, our 2014 Summer Reading Program show for the library “Fizz, Boom, Read!” theme. So far, my recent messages on this page have covered one experiment for FIZZ and one for BOOM. My […]

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WHY ARE THERE BUBBLES IN THE SODAS WE DRINK? I love it when I can do a science experiment to help me understand why things are the way they are, and that’s what science does. Science means knowledge, and that’s a good thing to have, right? I’ve found a few interesting experiments to go along […]

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The Summer Reading Program tour is over now and we are back in Arizona. I think this summer program was the best ever, and we have lots of photos and some fan letters to prove it! I’m glad to say I have more time to read now, so I plan to check out a few […]

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Yea!! Preparations are underway! Soon we’ll be traveling toward Washington State and the ten Timberland Regional Libraries where our show is booked to bring fun, stories and my special kind of nonsense to their Summer Reading Program schedule. As the star of the program, I don’t think I have to do much of the hard […]

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