Kathleen T. Pelley

I was born in Glasgow, Scotland — a country famous for its heather dappled mountains, lochs, tartans, thistles, shaggy Highland cattle, sheep, bagpipes, castles, haggis, and of course, a veritable treasure chest of stories.

My passion for stories began before I could read or write, by listening to them on the BBC Children’s Story Hour, and later, my gentle Irish father fanned the flame even more by telling me stories of fairies, leprechauns, and banshees.

I earned my degree in History from Edinburgh University. I was never very good at remembering all the dates, because that involved numbers, but I had no trouble remembering the people and the events, because that involved stories. As an elementary teacher in Scotland, I loved teaching language and history and drama. In my classroom I always made plenty of time for reading stories aloud to my students, no matter what age they were.

My Journey

When I came to the States, I began to write stories for children and was also a storyteller at a low -income school for over twenty years.  For twelve years, I narrated books on tape for the blind at the Colorado  Talking Book Library, and I am now the host of Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.  

I enjoy sharing my passion for stories with people of all ages and from all walks of life, because I believe one of the best ways to teach compassion and kindness is through stories – stories that help us walk a mile in another’s moccasins, stories that help us see the world through another’s eyes, and feel it through another’s skin.  When we teach our little ones to love stories – reading, writing, telling, or listening to them, we are teaching them to love the world!

ABOUT KATHLEEN PELLEY

I was born in Glasgow, Scotland — a country famous for its heather dappled mountains, lochs, tartans, thistles, shaggy Highland cattle, sheep, bagpipes, castles, haggis, and of course, a veritable treasure chest of stories.

My passion for stories began before I could read or write, by listening to them on the BBC Children’s Story Hour, and later, my gentle Irish father fanned the flame even more by telling me stories of fairies, leprechauns, and banshees.

I earned my degree in History from Edinburgh University. I was never very good at remembering all the dates, because that involved numbers, but I had no trouble remembering the people and the events, because that involved stories. As an elementary teacher in Scotland, I loved teaching language and history and drama. In my classroom I always made plenty of time for reading stories aloud to my students, no matter what age they were.

MY JOURNEY

When I came to the States, I began to write stories for children and was also a storyteller at a low -income school for over twenty years.  For twelve years, I narrated books on tape for the blind at the Colorado  Talking Book Library, and I am now the host of Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for children.  

I enjoy sharing my passion for stories with people of all ages and from all walks of life, because I believe one of the best ways to teach compassion and kindness is through stories – stories that help us walk a mile in another’s moccasins, stories that help us see the world through another’s eyes, and feel it through another’s skin.  When we teach our little ones to love stories – reading, writing, telling, or listening to them, we are teaching them to love the world!