As a singer/songwriter, I tell stories that now spill over onto the pages of books. When I work with children, I get back as much as I give to my students. From these encounters came the children's book, Stori, Stori: Caribbean Tales With a Little Jazz winner of the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Book with Music. In 2015 my short story Wildflower was published in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. Words to me are sound, rhythm, color. Food for my soul! I am so grateful that I get to do this - play an enchanted game with words and watch actors, dancers, singers and musicians bring them to life.