I’ve always loved stories – hearing them, writing them and telling them. I began my journey as a professional storyteller by visiting Head Start centers in Southern Appalachia. Since then, I’ve shared stories in over 100 libraries and schools in the Southeast, as well as the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, Tale Spin Festival in Tennessee, and lots of wonderful places in between.
With over fifteen years’ experience as a performer and educator, I bring a unique blend of words, rhythm, song, and movement to story audiences. In addition, through workshops, I bring useful story techniques and materials to teachers, librarians/media specialists, and organizations.
Tracy’s storytelling is rich and vivacious, full of wit, warmth, and a sly sort of wisdom. She changes voices as easily as some people change socks, and her carefully crafted words and expressive face create vivid images that make her stories dance in the listener’s imagination.
Tracy is funny and irreverent, totally original and completely spellbinding. Wickedly wonderful!
Tracy immerses herself in the tales she tells and her stories come to life for the children. Her words paint pictures better than any illustrator. She keeps our students so engaged, and each time she visits, another new yarn is spun!
One lady turned to me during your performance and said, "She is brilliant! Where did you get her?
Tracy is both a powerful storyteller and a true believer in the power of stories. Her session on the use of storytelling in fundraising and the time she spent engaging us in strategies to improve our storytelling skills was incredibly helpful for our team and was much appreciated.
Tracy's workshop kept my college students engaged and involved the entire time, and they left with many useful teaching strategies and materials! She is a wonderful storyteller and an excellent resource!
I have heard many tellers of stories, and I have told a few myself, but I have heard none better than Tracy. She is a delight.
Tracy’s storytelling is mesmerizing and leaves you wanting more! The way she gives every character its own personality, she is able to draw you into their worlds with words.
Tracy is an educator’s dream. She brings stories to life in a way that engages and excites today’s students, young and old. Her blend of words, song, and unique voices paint 3-D characters that leap to life in hearts and minds. Tracy is the best of the best!