|I’m a storyteller, teacher, and the author or co-author of 22 books of multicultural folk tales, including four with Liberian storyteller Won-Ldy Paye: WHY LEOPARD HAS SPOTS (illustrated by Ashley Bryan) and HEAD BODY LEGS, MRS. CHICKEN AND THE HUNGRY CROCODILE and THE TALKING VEGETABLES (illustrated by Julie Paschkis). Our books have received starred reviews and numerous awards and have been performed by Book-It All Over theater company. I’ve been a classroom teacher, a school director, a university professor, and a literature consultant and I’ve taught in Tanzania, Guatemala, New York and Seattle, where I taught Writing for Children at the University of Washington for 10 years. Currently I teach Storytelling for Lesley University and storytelling and writing residencies in schools locally and globally. My husband and I live near Seattle, midway between our daughters, who are living and working in Washington DC and in Honolulu. Please visit my website at www.storypower.net.