I am a storyteller, educator, and writer who has loved stories all my life and have shared them at schools, libraries, museums, festivals, universities, and conferences. I train others in the art of storytelling and work with organizations seeking to build community through the art of storytelling. I feel that all stories have a heartbeat. Nothing is better than story time where the heartbeat of the story mixes with the heartbeat of the storyteller and the heartbeat of the listener. In storytelling, nothing is stronger than those combined heartbeats. Some have called that the golden thread that links people together during a storytelling experience.