All the Extra Stuff

All the Extra Stuff


  • Distinguished National Service Award: National Storytelling Network
  • Linda Jenkins Brown Nia Award for Service:National Association of Black Storytellers
  • Storytelling Award Winner: Jumping on Grandma’s Plastic Covered Couch(CD)
  • Four National Awards (including Parents’ Choice): Common Sense and Uncommon Fun(CD) 

Career Highlights:

  • Featured on the Storytelling Wall of Names and Voices, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
  • New Voice Teller, Exchange Place Teller, Schoolhouse Teller and Emcee, National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN
  • Teller in Residence, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
  • Featured Teller, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Orem, Utah
  • Co-chair National Storytelling Conference
  • Co-chair National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference
  • Co-chair, Adopt-A-Teller Program, National Association of Black Storytellers
  • Leader, Storytelling Tour of Egypt
  • Co-Leader, Storytelling Tour of South Africa


There’s More:

  • DVD: No Time for a ParTAY– a story-video produced by the Illinois Arts Council and WTTW11 television for “Arts Across Illinois”
  • Contributor: Telling Stories to Children– published by the National Storytelling Network
  • Co-author: Quality Angles & The Tantalus Complex– published by Griggs Associates