"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
"Karen, you did an amazing job! I received SOOOO many compliments about the Befana story and the Silver Pine Cones. It was a special night! So, you have a place at our Little Christmas Dinner for as long as you are able to tell the Befana Story!
You are a blessing to us."
Tony Marmo, President, Ulster County Italian American Foundation
"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
"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
"Many thanks, Karen, for your wonderful stories by the Peterskill. We love you!"