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.  



Healthy Kids Day last Saturday, April 14th was so much fun. I think lots of people in Tucson, AZ like the idea of being healthy and staying fit, because the event brought out a bunch of them. Since it rained a little in the morning (yea!), we got to do our “Squirrely Shirley Meets Fry-Fry!” show in the meeting room of the Himmel Branch Library instead of outside as planned. Our show ROCKED (even if I say so myself)!

I really like it the kids get my little jokes, and everyone has a good time helping that storytelling-person-lady, Glenda Bonin, tell stories. Best of all, we got our message across, and the kids helped me say “Bye-Bye, Fry-Fry.” (If you don’t know about that awful guy, Fry-Fry, be sure to catch our show at the Sierra Vista Library, June 7 at 10 a.m.)

Your friend, Squirrely Shirley