Heather Forest, Ph.D. is a noted storyteller, musician, recording artist, children’s book author, and storytelling educator. For the past thirty-five years, she has toured her performance repertoire of world folktales told in a fusion of original music, guitar, poetry, prose and the sung and spoken word to theatres, schools, conferences and major storytelling festivals throughout the United States and abroad. An award-winning author, she has published seven children’s picture books, three folktale anthologies, eight audio recordings of storytelling and a popular educational web site Story Arts Online http://www.storyarts.org. Ms. Forest holds a Master’s Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. In Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award presented by the National Storytelling Network.