Listeners of all ages are captivated by Sue’s creative, interactive, sometimes educational, and always fun programs. Her rich depth of traditional tales from around the world celebrates our broad diversity and cultures. Well-researched historical stories, just plain silly and spine-tingling scary stories, and delightfully unique original stories round out your program selections. Sue is a recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s ORACLE Award for Regional Service and Leadership.

Don’t be surprised if you want to move, chant, sing, think, imagine, and dream.

  • ‘Round the World With Stories
  • Civil War/Civil Rights
  • Family Reading Night Delight
  • Animal Tales
  • You and Me – Bully Free
  • Giggles, Jumps, and Squeals
  • Ghosts, Shivers, and Screams
  • History Alive
  • Stories and Songs Just for Fun (preschool)
  • Living Out Loud (adult)

Editor/Project Coach

Are you working on a writing or storytelling project that could use another set of eyes and ears? For over 20 years, Sue has worked with storytellers and authors to edit written work before submission. She also coaches spoken word artists on performance content and craft. Contact Sue for a list of recent client and references. Let’s do this!

Teaching Artist

Fun. Focused. Fast-paced.

Sue combines her passion for storytelling with her delight in teaching students and their teachers to write and tell stories.

Her enthusiasm for writing is contagious. With imagination and a willingness to experiment, Sue’s students and their teachers experience effective, classroom-tested, on-your-feet activities and discover they do have something they want to share … and tell … and write.

In her storytelling workshops, Sue brings her students from page to stage as they learn the art and craft of storytelling – and they love it!

An Illinois Arts Council Teaching Artist, Sue is the recipient of the Prairie Area Reading Council Literacy Award and contributing author to Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom (Norfolk, Stenson, Williams) – a Storytelling World Resource Award winner.


Bullying Prevention Trainer

Based on the latest research and best practice in bullying prevention, Sue wants to partner with you to become part of your ongoing bullying prevention efforts. She delivers unique school assemblies, classroom meetings, teacher in-services, parent university programs, conference keynotes, and workshops. Her programs raise awareness, build community, and empower the bystanders to act – powerful tools that make a real and immediate difference in bullying prevention.

Sue brings her Class Meetings in ACTion workshop, met with overwhelming positive response as presented multiple years at the International Bullying Prevention Association Conference, directly to you and your students. These dynamic classroom workshop activities focus on team building, cultivating a culture of inclusion where differences are celebrated and respected, and specific bullying prevention strategies.

Sue received her Bullying Prevention Training through Clemson University Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life.

Let’s talk

Sue welcomes the opportunity to work with you to present a program tailored to your needs at an appropriate price.