I've rambled down many paths through the years. I've been a dance and drama teacher, a news writer/producer, a TV anchor. No matter what day job I had, I always kept a journal or notepad close by to scribble my latest musings, a poem or story. When I became a mother, my writings morphed into tales and silly songs that begged to be heard. My daughters' friends loved it. One day a little boy called out...“Hey storyteller lady!” and... The Story Lady was born! That's when I realized I needed to do something more with my wacky imagination and bouncy demeanor. My lively, interactive performances spur children to think and be creative; we get up and move, make sound effects, and have tons of fun!
In recent years I've headed down a new path, taking some of my performance
pieces and putting them to paper. My newest picture book, Let's Count and Move debuts Fall 2018. Other books include: Butterflies Keep Flying, a story dedicated to the "butterfly children" who have a rare skin disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa, EB, a poetry resource book for teachers and parents called Smiles and Wiggles: A Year of Imaginative Fun and my first picture book, No More Slooping, Sara Sue!.
I come from a musical family full of educators and big readers. I'm proud to continue that creative vibe in my life today. I love what I do and that keeps a smile on my face. I believe in the power of a smile by the way . . . and I hope you find yourself grinning as you look through my site.
Smiles, Ali Pfautz