Thanks for your interest in the art of storytelling!

I love being a storyteller, and am always pleased when I have opportunities to share personal stories, world folktales and western history narratives. As a touring performer and workshop presenter, my work has taken me all around the country. I provide workshops and entertain audiences of all ages at schools, libraries, concerts, conferences, festivals and community events. Most recently, I’ve been telling stories to audiences in senior living communities, including people dealing with memory care issues.  


I always love receiving email from you – everyone likes to hear from friends – and just because I am a squirrel doesn’t mean I’m any different. Anyway, most of the time the email I get is encouragement about exercising and eating well so I can stay fit and not run into health problems like my Uncle Munchie (remind me to tell you this sad story . . .). Last week, however, I got an email from Fry-Fry. Can you believe it? He keeps trying to lure me back to the picnic table with photos of sugary, greasy, salty foods by telling me he thinks this stuff is healthy. Really? Healthy? Hmmmm – I’m not to certain about this. Click here to see the pictures of the dinner he had. Why does he think we need to deep fry everything? Once in a while, it is fun to try this stuff, but the storyteller person lady, Glenda Bonin, says it isn’t a good idea to eat like this all the time. I’d like to know what you think about this. Send me your thoughts, and I promise to write back.
Your friend,
Squirrely Shirle