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.  


Last Sunday was really super! That story-teller-person-lady, Glenda Bonin and I did two birthday parties, and each one was really different from the other.

“Squirrely Shirley Makes Waves!” was cool and groovy at Charlotte’s splash party in Tucson.
Then we packed up the old tree in our wagon and drove to Ft. Huachauca to entertain at a Miguel’s Super Hero party. I was, of course, one of the super heroes, and our show, “Squirrely Shirley Meets Fry – Fry!” was a lot of fun for Miguel and his friends!
This kind of work is even better than collecting acorns! I always have a good time. I’ll post a picture of me and my “cape” soon.

Your friend,
Squirrely Shirley