About the Author

My Goal is to Create Whole Children

I combine my Library, Creative Movement and Storytelling skills to create books that integrate the mind, body, and spirit of children.  As they move to the language and imagery of literature, they simultaneously develop strong literacy skills, grace, and aesthetic sensibility.

My Storytelling Programs were supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, the Hawaii Culture and Arts Foundation, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon.  I hold an MLS in Children’s Librarianship from the University of Hawaii where I was an Academic Librarian, and Storytelling Instructor in the Speech Department.

Dancing Stories

Engage and Develop the Whole Child

The Body


The Mind

Literacy Skills
Cognitive Skills
Active Learning

The Spirit

Creative Expression