COME ON, SPRING!!! Although March came in like a lion, I'm enjoying the thought of it going out like a lamb.  Should just be happy that our home is warm and cozy, with loads of food and plenty of light available.  Not everyone is that fortunate.  As we all complain about the weather, let's remember to give thanks for the good we have, and to offer whatever we can to those in need, even if that offer is simply to listen to and appreciate their stories.  

Travelin' to Tell!

February was a busy month. March is supposed to be less hectic, according to my calendar--so why am I having trouble keeping up with my own website???  

  • Thanks to the Columbus Metropolitan Library branches and their sister libraries for giving me so many opportunities to share stories.  Check their events pages at for wonderful family programming every month!
  • Thanks to the folks at South Mountain Community College in Arizona for making me a part of the annual "Return to the African Village" event presented by the Storytelling Institute (, and to Weber State University in Utah for the chance to tell at the annual storytelling festival ( I'm so happy to have been a part of both events!
  • My last program in February was at the Stroede Center for the Arts in Defiance, Ohio. I met some great young storytellers and their fabulous families!


My second collection of Affrilachian tales, BEYOND THE BRIAR PATCH, is on sale!  Thank you to Parkhurst Brothers, Inc. Publishers! You can order directly from their catalogue at 

UPDATE!!!  BEYOND THE BRIAR PATCH has been honored with a 2015 Anne Izard Storytellers Choice Award! Oh, my goodness!!!  


This one is 
NOT for kids, cuz'ns!
Look for
 in the 2015 Parkhurst Brothers Catalogue.
I'm soOOOooo excited!!!

Now available!
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