My earliest memory is of sunshine streaming into my grandfather’s yellow breakfast room and onto a blue bowl of raspberries before me. In that moment, life seemed miraculously beautiful and good–and fairy tales have always kept alive that feeling of wonder.
Once I could read, I devoured my grandmother’s books of stories from around the world. I marveled at the aliveness of all of nature from the sun and stars to trees and flowers and all creatures. I loved the ways that kindness triumphed over evil and goodness defeated greed. The stories gave me courage, hope and faith in justice. When my own children loved hearing stories, too, I became a storyteller to connect young people to the secret laws of nature and the challenges of human nature. May these stories take you on adventures you never imagined, reveal allies you never knew you had, and delight you beyond belief!