The Life of A Storyteller

Peaks and Valleys In the Gig Economy

The Gig Economy can rip your heart out. January you have so much work you don’t know if you can do it all, and February you have one gig and it was a ‘take it because I need something’ type of show. March and April are a wasteland, and...

Don’t Let Ridiculous Speed Overwhelm You

Bullet Trains move at ridiculous speed! As a touring artist, most of my life moves at ridiculous speed when I am awake. Ridiculous speed is something many people can relate to. Got a manuscript to my agent on Wednesday. Hooray! A moment to breathe….not so fast. Hadn’t really cleaned...

Sometimes I Forget…..

Storytelling is work Being a working storyteller is a pretty intense job at times. Right now the booking season is in full swing and schools, libraries, conferences and other types of performance and workshop venues are calling for dates and shows. In my brain this translates to the work...

How To Avoid Blundering Into Horrible Gig

source There are few things worse than blundering into a performance situation that is annoying or horrible. We all have types of shows we won’t do. For every performer who runs screaming, another would do the venue at the drop of a hat. Some people like birthday parties. Some...

Where Did January Go?

It is the last week of January, and I am already behind. Only two blog posts this year? Really? Spent about seven days this week ill. Nothing debilitating, you understand, just sore throat and more mucus than any one person ought to have in their body. Oh, and it...