karen chace, professional storytellerwelcome to storybug.net


I am often asked “How did you discover storytelling?” Through the years I have searched for the right words to answer the question. Was it serendipity, fate, destiny or simply chance? In truth, storytelling found me and continues to open up new worlds filled with words of wonders.

In 1999 I attended a conference for Talented and Gifted Children in New Hampshire. During our lunch break we were entertained by a remarkable storyteller. I was immediately entranced and intrigued; when I returned home I began to research my new passion and slowly I began my new journey.

Since then I have been hot air ballooning over New Hampshire, swum with the sharks in Florida, flown into a dormant volcano in Hawaii, zip lined through the jungle in Mexico, but nothing excites me more than finding just the right story to share! Storytelling has given so much to me. There is no greater joy than being able to do what you love!


Whether you are a storyteller, teacher, librarian, parent or student I hope the resources you find within these pages will help you add to the joy that is already in your life. I would love to hear from you. And remember...


catch the storybug



Story by Story

Creating a Student Storytelling Troupe & Making the Common Core Exciting


2015 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Winner

2016 Storytelling World Honor Award


Available at

amazon.com or parkhurstbrothers.com


Karen told a terrific Massachusetts story at massmouth's first Folk Tale Slam,
February 17, 2010, at Toscanini's in Central Square.


Click on the picture to listen!

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