Thanks for your interest in the art of storytelling!

As a performer I have reinvented myself several times (Whispers the Clown, Magician, Puppeteer, Mother Goose, Granny Magic and Storyteller Glenda Bonin). These new directions have taken place in response to a need to pivot and redirect my talent, energy, and interests to reach new audiences and grow. I am currently developing a new body of work relating to the Westward Movement and Arizona History. This is not to say that I am no longer available to the audiences I have served in the past. This is simply a new direction and focus of my energy as I continue to grow as a performer and storyteller.  


In the last few weeks, I’ve been scampering around getting ready for winter since I need lots of acorns and nuts saved up for when the weather gets cold.

I’ve also been thinking about next summer and how I finally get to be a SUPER HERO for the 2015 Library Summer Reading Program. (Librarians call the summer reading program the “SRP.” if you add an “L” and a “U” to SRP, you get SLURP -hee-hee-hee – but I digress).

Anyway, I can hardly wait because it’s not every day when a squirrel gets to wear a SUPER HERO outfit, and I just found the one that’s right for me. It is purple and has a big “S” on it (to stand for SUPER SQUIRRELY SHIRLEY, of course)!

Every super hero has a reason for doing good, and my reason can’t be better: helping kids learn to read and have a great time finding out about stuff from books.


What do you think? Will this fly (the idea, not me)?

Gotta go and check if my tree house can take all the excitement my new show will create.

In the meantime, have fun, read a good book and watch this space for more news.

Your pal,
Squirrely Shirley