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.  


It’s June already, and yesterday at the Douglas (AZ) Public Library, we gave our first “Squirrely Shirley Digs Up a Treasure Chest of Trouble” performance of the season to a standing-room-only audience (that’s called SRO in show business talk)!!

What fun! I’m still excited about how good the show is and how great the kids in the audience were about helping me stay out of trouble and figuring out how to read the mystery code in the treasure box.

We’re taking the show on tour in July. I hope to see some of you in all the shows we’ll be doing at different libraries then. If you want me to visit your library, talk to that storyteller person lady today!

Your friend,
Squirrely Shirley