Welcome to Storyteller’s Abode. Come inside, take a seat, and let me tell you a story…
Join me on a journey deep into an enchanted forest. There we’ll discover a magical world of fairies and unicorns; we’ll encounter dragons, pixies and goblins. We might even have an adventure with some princesses, wizards or knights! All we have to do is let our imaginations run free.
I’m a thirty-something children’s entertainer with a bit of an obsession with stories. This has always been the case – it didn’t just develop overnight! I announced when I was three years old that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. This has not changed. My main focus at the moment is on stories for children, though I do also write more grown-up fiction and poetry which I will be sharing on this blog. I also love to paint – both on canvas and on kids’ faces!
After over 10 years of working for someone else, followed by a brief foray into the teaching profession (I completed two-thirds of my PGCE before deciding I could never be happy in a career which left no time for writing or painting), I am finally taking the big step out into the scary unknown and setting myself up in business. The Storyteller’s Abode is a chance for me to indulge my creativity whilst also, hopefully, giving children an experience to remember.
The central idea of The Storyteller’s Abode is for children not just to read (or to be read) a story, but for them to fully experience it through role-play. I am painting scenic images to create a fantastical, fairy-tale world of enchanted forests, fairy glens and dragon’s caves, and these will be accompanied with dressing-up outfits and toys. The stories which will be told will primarily be my own, about the characters to be found in the scenery, though traditional tales will also occasionally be told.
At the moment, however, this is all a work in progress…
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