Friday, June 7, 2013

Washington Haunts - the historic ghost walk

I created a new page on Facebook today for the ghost walk I run in Washington, North Carolina.  Check it out, if you are a FB user, at:!/WashingtonHaunts

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tall Tales Under the Mill Moon

I hope my friends and fans in the western part of North Carolina will join me for an evening of storytelling with the Catawba County Historical Society, Saturday, May 11th.  I'll be joined by fellow tellers Trish Dumser, Cynthia Brown and Sylvia Payne.  For more information:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The 2013 season of the Historic Washington Ghost Walk kicked-off this weekend with good attendance.  Once or twice a month, I have the privilege of leading folks on a 90-minute walking tour through three centuries of history and supernatural activity in Washington, North Carolina -- the first place in America named for George Washington.  One of the stops on our ghost walk is the magnificent Bragaw house, circa 1870.  It was built by Samuel Potts and is one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture in eastern NC.  Mister Potts liked his house so much, he simply refuses to leave it.  Join us on the ghost walk and find out why he's still hanging around after all these years!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Enjoy a Story!

I am happy to announce that the Brown Library (Washington, NC) website now offers kids a chance to enjoy a video clip story!  Each month I will read a favorite a book or tell a story.  Sometimes there might be puppets or illustrations to accompany the book.  This month's story -- our first -- is one of my favorites, "Owl Babies", by Martin Waddell.

Simply put the library's website address in your browser bar or click this link: .  Once there, click on Children's Services, followed by Enjoy a Story!

A big shout out to Elizabeth at the Brown Library for all of her amazing help with this feature!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Winter Stories @ UNC - Chapel Hill

I will be joining Jeffery Beam, Brian Sturm and others, for the 20th anniversary of Winter Stories.  The program will take place on December 6th, 5:30 pm, in the majestic Louis Round Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (pictured below).  I'll be sharing one story with Jeffery and also telling my version of the Native American legend, "Raven Brings Light".

I was fortunate to have been part of winter stories for a few years, over a decade ago, when living in Durham.  It will be a real joy to return for this milestone celebration.  If you live in the Triangle area, I invite you to join us!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Book Sale

One of the largest book sales in eastern North Carolina will be held soon.  The annual Friends of the Brown Library Book Sale will take place at the Washington Civic Center, in historic Washington, on Friday, January 20, Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22.

From cookbooks to history books, children's books to science fiction, visitors will have literally thousands of books from which to select.  All proceeds go directly to the Friends of the Brown Library organization, which, in turn, uses the money to support projects at the library.  This is one of the busiest Friends groups around!

For more information about the Book Sale, contact the Brown Library at 252-946-4300.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Old Year, New Year

I hope that this finds you enjoying the holidays, as you may be sharing time with family and friends.  2011 has been a very busy year for me, filled with joys and challenges.  My job, my special relationship, my family and close friends, as well as my storytelling career, have all been sources of pride and satisfaction this year.  On the challenging side, the economy and stress associated with it, as well as the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, have been difficult.  And yet, one must persevere and move forward.

I hope that 2012 brings much happiness for us all.  May good health, happiness and laughter walk hand in hand with us.

Happy New Year!