My husband says I exaggerate
but I say,
"No, I just remember bigger than most people."
From the cotton fields and hills of Tennessee to the orange groves and sandy beaches of Florida, from the Volunteer State to the Sunshine State, I am defined by both where I grew up and where I chose to live. After coming to Florida in 1964, I consider myself a Floridian by choice but married a native Floridian just to seal the deal.
After a satisfying 30-year career as a Speech Therapist for Orange County Public Schools, I pursued my dream, the art of storytelling. At the Storytellers of Central Florida, I was nurtured, encouraged, critiqued and...Voila! my dream became a reality.
I am an active member of Storytellers of Central Florida, Florida Storytelling Association and National Storytelling Network.
My shows can be tailored to any group
Elementary (K-5th grade)
Performances have included “Ghost in the Gardens”, Tellabration, the Florida Festival Stage, Winter Park Public Library Best of Storytellers series, Windsor Rose Tea Room, book clubs, church and civic groups, women’s clubs and schools. Featured Teller, Florida Storytelling Festival, April 12-15, 2018. New Voice, Stone Soup Storytelling Festival April 21, 2018.
I consider it a privilege and pleasure to share stories with diverse audiences. For me, the connection between the teller and audience is pure magic.
Most recently Featured Teller at 34th Annual Florida Storytelling Festival in Mount Dora and New Voice at Stone Soup Story Telling Festival in Woodruff, South Carolina.
Florida Storytelling Festival
Storytelling 101…In the Beginning
If you are new to storytelling this workshop is designed to offer guidelines easy to follow that will help you define your style, make decisions about the right story for yourself and your audience, and tricks of the trade to craft a story.
Storytelling 102…From the Page to the Stage
Explore proven techniques learned from the “masters “ to develop your personal stories and your signature style. Find out what works and what doesn’t, developing the discipline to edit and polish your story. Understanding that there is no one right way to tell a story but being authentic is always right.
When you need an experienced teller for your event call me!