"We had a great storyteller here last night for our SRC Party whom I would recommend to all.
Karen had an audience of 100+, ages 5-10 with parents, and kept them fully engaged for 45 minutes with an entertaining selection of stories including "Tops and Bottoms". She incorporates simple props and encourages audience participation. Parents commented that she was "fantastic" and "wonderful" at the conclusion of the program. How's that for the age of bells and whistles?"
John C. Hart Memorial Library
"You held your audience, both children and adults, spellbound as you wove your magic tales. Your enchanting entertaining added so much to the event Your willingness to promote literacy is appreciated by all."
Kevin A. Cahill, Assemblymember 101st District, The Assembly, State of New York
"You were superb! It was my good fortune to have you and your stories in my school during a bomb-threat! When we evacuated 200 five through eight year olds to a nearby church, your ability to hold the children's interest for over an hour was remarkable. I thank you for sharing your remarkable talent with us."
Nora Palmer-Gould, Principal, Webutuck Elementary School, Amenia, NY
"Your stories were enjoyed by both the children and adults. In fact, the next day following worship, I overheard folks still talking about the stories you told."
David M. Brechter, Pastor, Reformed Church of the Comforter, Kingston, NY
"You were just the best storyteller. The kids and the parents were enthralled not only with your stories but with your style and personality as well."
Sharon Waagner, librarian, Long Lake Library, Long Lake, NY. July, 2008
"The festival has you to thank for its rousing success! Your storytelling provided such a delightful addition to the mix that made up the Hudson Valley Storytelling Festival of 1997."
Tracy Leavitt, Visions Story Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
"Thank you for helping to make the Tenth Annual Literacy Conference sponsored by Mount Saint Mary College and the Amy Bull Crist Reading Council a huge success. Your sessions received wonderful reviews. We appreciate and thank you for all the time and effort you spent making your presentation so helpful to both practicing teachers and teacher candidates. Your planning, depth of knowledge, and willingness to share your expertise contributed to a truly special day."
Ann Licata, Ph.D., Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
"Many thanks, Karen, for your wonderful stories by the Peterskill. We love you!"
Camp Peregrine 2004