Born and brought up in Fife and with a background in early years and primary education, I have officially been storytelling for over 10 years, although from a young child I was always spinning tales. My passion for stories began at my granny and grandfather’s knee where I listened to tales “straight frae the mooth”, and continues to this day.
My particular strength is enthusing and involving younger audiences in the stories using puppets, props and sound-makers. I tell tradition tales in a fresh and fun way with plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in, have a giggle and help the story along.
I enjoy telling to audiences, small and large, indoors and outdoors, young or of a more senior variety. I believe that there is nothing like a good story to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together.
I am accredited by the Scottish Storytelling Centre and on their Directory (www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk).
I'm eligible for live Literature Funding through the Scottish Book Trust Directory
And I'm a member of Dundee Storytelling group, Blether Tay-gither and Fife group Langspoon Tales
In February 2017 I published a book entitled FIFE FOLKTALES.
WHERE HAVE I TOLD
I've told stories in a wide variety of venues from theatres to cafes, community centres to museums and in parks, gardens and at festivals.
I have celebrated Chinese New Year, St Andrews Day, St Patricks Day and other cultural events in primary schools and nurseries and contributed to Literacy weeks, Health Weeks and Environmental weeks.
You can also find me telling tales on You Tube.