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.  


Will you look at that? It has been three months since you have heard from me!

As you know, we squirrels aren’t as active in the winter as we are in the summer, and this winter has been cold enough for me to just spend my time snuggling into my nest inside the tree and wait for warmer weather.

I am happy to report that spring is almost here, and that means summer won’t be far behind!! Whooeeee – summer – my favorite time of year!!

As I mentioned in December, our latest program, “Squirrely Shirley Digs Up a Treasure Chest of Trouble,” will be on tour in July and August. I can hardly wait! I have my autograph stamp ready, and I have plans to share part of the treasure I dig up during each show with everyone in the audience.

I am looking forward to seeing old and new friends at each of the library we visit.

See you soon! Your Friend