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Much to my mother’s disgust, I started telling stories (aka lies, perhaps) when I was a child. I grew up in a large family in Jamaica with stories and storytellers everywhere. Later, I became a librarian and surrounded myself with more stories. When I entered my fourth decade and began to feel like a grown-up who had finally done some living, I decided I wanted to share stories with children and their families.

Stories pass on information, inspire imagination and bring people together. Everyone has a story to tell and stories live on long after the teller is gone.

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As Phillip Pullman said at his Carnegie Medal acceptance speech, “‘Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten, but ‘Once upon a time’ lasts forever.”

pg-portrait1Here you will get to know me as a story-. I hope you enjoy what you see and invite me into your life to share some of the best children’s stories and songs!

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“If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” —Barry Lopez
“‘Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten, but ‘Once upon a time’ lasts forever.” Phillip Pullman