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.  


The Tucson Festival of Books in March was awesome! Hope you were able to go. I had a lot of fun checking out all the different fun activities the festival had to offer, and I liked all the stories told under the storytelling tent. Maybe one day, they will invite me to entertain the crowds.
If you think the festival folks should feature yours truly in 2013, please like this page. That way, they will know I am one popular squirrel, and I can bring in a crowd.
We are getting ready for our summer library show, “Squirrely Shirley Meets Fry-Fry!” To kick off the season, we will be at the Sierra Vista Library June 7th. Save the date, and I will give you more info in my next journal post.

Your friend, Squirrely Shirley