Back in the Storytelling Saddle Again

Posted on October 8, 2013. Filed under: storytelling | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Well, I survived. I had a baby and then my life ended, for a little while, and then I started to get it back.

Two weeks ago, I think, (can’t keep track of time these days) I returned to storytelling in a big way. Basically, all in the same week my baby girl turned two months old (and I have been a stay at home mommy during these months) I had a panel discussion on storytelling at George Mason University, a storytelling show at the Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, a storytelling workshop at the Workhouse Arts Center and another storytelling show at the Reston Nature House.  Phew.


It felt good to be back out there doing grown-up stuff, and was also one of the stupidest things I have ever done.  I planned it all before my baby came into the world, not realizing that babies really do keep you very busy.  Meaning, I had very little time to write and memorize two stories, pull a cast together for two shows, prepare all the materials for a new workshop, and then make arrangements to go to all those events.

But I survived that week as well.  I wouldn’t say I told the best stories of my career, but I wasn’t booed off either stage – which is always a good sign. I had enough storytellers to fill the bill for both shows.  The panel discussion at George Mason was awesome and well attended.  And the workshop was a lot of fun.

I would write more about the whole experience but I hear my baby girl grunting, which means I have just enough time to post this before she starts crying.  Sigh. Back to work!

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Truth, Justice, and the American Way…of Lying

Posted on February 18, 2012. Filed under: Events, storytelling | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Come to my next show with Better Said Than Done to hear stories about big fat liars, criminal minds, and the search for truth.

Epicure Café
11213A Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
Saturday, February 25, 2012
7:00 PM

Storytellers include: Stephanie Garibaldi, Derek Hills, Jennifer Moore, Chuck Na, Jessica Piscitelli, and Jason Pittman. Additionally, Better Said Than Done welcomes first time teller Peter Gorman to the stage. It is an awesome cast and the stories are going to blow you away.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased when doors open at 6:00PM. A full dinner menu and full bar are available during the show. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The show is intended for an adult audience.

Better Said Than Done is where to go in Virginia for storytelling events or storytellers for your events.

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On Tap Magazine Article about Storytelling

Posted on October 10, 2011. Filed under: Press, storytelling | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On Tap Magazine featured Better Said Than Done, my storytelling company, in their October issue.

Check out the great article and my interview here.

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GalTime Blogs Upcoming Show

Posted on July 23, 2011. Filed under: Events, Press, storytelling | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was excited to find out that “Summer Lovin’ – A Hot Night of Cool Stories,” my upcoming show at Jammin’ Java is featured in this week’s GalTime. Check out the fantastic blog by Trish Cole here.

After you are revved up from reading all about it, buy tickets to the show here!

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Storytelling – “The World’s Second Oldest Profession”

Posted on July 13, 2011. Filed under: Press, storytelling | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

DC Modern Luxury Magazine recently wrote an excellent article on storytelling’s popularity in the DC market.
Quoted in the article are my fellow storytellers, Amy Saidman and Vijai Nathan, and, of course, me.

It was great exposure for the art of storytelling as well as for Better Said Than Done!

See what they had to say about “DC’s favorite nighttime pursuit” in this article by Danny Harris.

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Summer Lovin’ at Jammin’ Java

Posted on July 9, 2011. Filed under: Events, storytelling | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For more information about the kind of storytelling that is true, personal stories performed for entertainment, go to or come to our show at Jammin’ Java.  If you are looking for things to do in Northern Virginia, this is a great night out.

Better Said Than Done is where to go in Virginia for storytelling events .

I would like to thank Bart Robinson, of Dynavision/FX for the design of our logo and the design of this poster.  Dynavision/FX usually focuses their design skills on 2D motion graphic design, 3d animation and visual effects for film, television, and the web.  So a  special thanks for the great graphics work!






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Better Said Than Done, Inc.

Posted on July 2, 2011. Filed under: storytelling | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have been a bad blogger.  I always try to keep up to date on the blog – keep the world posted on what’s going on in my writing life – but I have been kind of distracted lately.  Or maybe busy would be a better word.  You see, I started a new company, and there’s a lot of work that goes into a start up.  My new company is Better Said Than Done, Inc., and here’s what you need to know about it:

Better Said Than Done is all about the story.  We have regular shows – come check us out at Jammin’ Java on July 30, 2011 at 7PM – and travel to give performances at corporate events, comedy clubs, schools, wineries, and anywhere else you would like to hear a story.

Storytelling Shows:  Our monthly events feature a range of professional storytellers engaging audiences with funny, poignant, silly and unbelievable true stories on that month’s theme.

Entertainment:  Book our storytellers out for your next party, convention, award’s program or conference.  You bring the audience and we will bring the fun. (more…)

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