I am a novelist and a storyteller. My novel, The Lives of Things, has been optioned as a film by totem Films. As a storyteller I am a co-founder of Indigan Storytellers in Indiana and Michigan. That organization teaches the art of storytelling and also holds performances around the region. I am also the co-founder of the International Storytelling Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I teach a two-day workshop on storytelling at the festival and am also a festival judge. The second annual festival took place October 9-17, 2015.