Welcome to Storytellers of San Diego


Aunt Li-Anne

Aunt Li-Anne Rowswell is a storyteller, actor and healer. She has been performing in local theaters and teaching drama workshops for 16 years.  Aunt Li-Anne’s Story Garden has fun programs for your parties, schools or other events. 

Her stories emphasize traditional lore and range from fairies and myths to thought-provoking tales of conflict resolution. There are programs available for family and holiday stories. 

Connect with Li-Anne: email 
Phone (760) 716-3614

OJ Mozon

OJ Mozon, Jr.

Ollis Jon (OJ) Mozon, Jr. loves to tell stories that energize hope, encourage faith, exude love and enlighten minds.  While serving as a Navy chaplain he discovered the joys of storytelling.
Over the years he has shared his expanding repertoire of Bible stories, folktales, myths, legends and historical vignettes for community and cultural festivals, churches, and historical presentations around the world, including the Swansboro, NC Coastal Storytelling Festival.

StorySticks: Tales for Life's Journey
Connect with OJ  email  (760) 889-7232

Linda Whiteside

Linda Whiteside

Linda Whiteside enchants listeners of all ages with humorous and thoughtful tales.  Her bilingual style, fluidly weaving English and Spanish, reflects the art of the oral tradition in a way you will remember long after the story ends.
Available for school and library performances, festivals, keynotes, workshops, organizational development and private coaching. 

Connect with Linda email

Phone: (619) 307-3884.

Marilyn McPhie

Marilyn McPhie

Marilyn McPhie has been a professional storyteller since 1985, performing at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, corporate and private events, and festivals around the country, including the Exchange Place at the National Storytelling Festival.

Popular programs include student storytelling, multicultural tales (with special interest in stories from Russia, China and Celtic countries, medieval and pioneer times) - all delivered with wit, wisdom and humor that delights, informs and entertains. 

Connect with Marilyn:
email, website
Phone: (858) 484-1325

David Schmidt

David Schmidt

Connect with David
via his website, www.holyghoststories.com
David J. Schmidt is an author, professional storyteller, and multilingual translator who splits his time between San Diego, CA and Mexico City. He speaks nine languages and has been to 29 countries.

He has collected folklore and strange stories around the world, from the remote mountains of southern Mexico to the jungles of Peru, from Ireland's pubs to Egypt's City of the Dead.

Schmidt is the author of “Holy Ghosts: True Tales from a Haunted Christian College,” a collection of ghost stories from San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene University.


Patchwork Players

Patti Christensen & James Nelson-Lucas

The STORY THEATRE duo, combine the best of storytelling, improvisational theatre, and audience participation. For audiences of all ages at birthday parties, museums, or holiday gatherings .
Connect with the Patchwork Players:  email
Web site: www.patchworkplayers.com
Phone: (760) 583-1242

Patti Christensen

Patti Christensen

Patti Christensen creates a magical program for all ages, enjoying the enthusiasm of rollicking fun stories and songs with plenty of participation. From fun to serious, inspirational to instructional, Patti brings her whole self to sharing stories.

She works in many different venues and is a favorite as a keynote and at birthday and holiday parties.

Connect with Patti:  email 
Web site: www.pattistory.com 
Phone: (760) 583-1242

James Nelson-Lucas

James Nelson-Lucas

James Nelson-Lucas is a storyteller, actor, public speaker, workshop leader, improvisational performer, magician, chef, musician, dancer, clown, writer, producer, and director.

He has performed everywhere from churches to corporate settings, from private parties to street theater, to the legitimate stage. He tells tales from historic to humorous, folk to fantastic, educational to entertaining.

Connect with James: email
Web site: http://jamesstorymagic.com
Phone: (760) 583-9578

Jim Dieckmann

Jim Dieckmann

Jim Dieckmann has been involved with the Storytellers of San Diego since the early 1980's, and has told in schools, museums, nature centers and on the main stage at storytelling festivals.

He enjoys the wonders of the natural world and tells follk tales and original stories about the sea, the sky, the Earth and the creatures that live there. Programs for children and adults.

Connect with Jim:  email
Phone: (619) 223-3078

Sarah Saulter 

Sarah Saulter

Connect with Sarah:  email
Sarah Saulter tells stories about people who –through choice or chance—turn their backs on safety, and step into the unknown. She hopes that hearing these tales will wake up the adventurer in you.

A professional storyteller for over 20 years.  Sarah has performed at the Exchange Place at the National Storytelling Festival, and has been a featured storyteller at colleges, universities, and storytelling festivals throughout California.

Phone: (619) 491-9303
Recordings of Sarah telling two of Aaron Shepard's marvelous folktales. “Forty Fortunes”  “The Enchanted Storks"