is a passion for the tale told. I embrace it as I do all things magical -- with reverence and relish. Storytelling is itself a magical art -- I
understand that -- an act of becoming ... other. It seduces others (the audience
and other tellers) into an ever-growing web of imagination. Storytelling opens new vistas
within, both for the speaker and the listener, and without; it transforms our shared
That is why I tell. And what? Tales tuned to the moment. Stories suited to a
situation. Ask. Demand. I'll answer ...
"but say thou first ..." What would you like to hear?
I come to storytelling from a theatrical background, and bring to it, I like
to think, a strong sense of characterization and voice. I try to become the various
'actors' in my stories; to make them tell their own tales, narrate their own adventures.
Where do I tell? Where ever I am.
Who? ... ever listens.