From Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, and More:
"You are an engaging storyteller and knowledgable host. The audience was mesmerized by your words and captivated by your images." Allison Wyckoff, San Francisco Asian Art Museum
"You were wonderful with a very appreciative group of mostly inner city kids." Tim Troy, San Francisco Public Library
"Your strong presentation to the eighty third, fourth, and fifth graders was lively and fun. The story gave rise to a great discussion." Brian Jaeger, McGilvra Elementary
"Your presentation was great and inspirational. I've found in past years that the most memorable events for the students are visits from professionals like yourself who share with them their experiences." Pat Cummings, Parsons School of Design
"The students really loved your presentation."
Mary Thompson, Beacon Hill Elementary
"Thank you so very much for coming to Concord. We really appreciated you sharing your book, stories, knowledge and interest with our kids. I've had three kids come to the library after your presentation asking for books about Tibet." Mindy Terr, Concord Librarian
"Thank you for a lovely presentation that showed our children that a culture exists that is based on kindness, respect and love. Your art and stories continue to be appreciated at Raleigh Hills School." Colleen J. Miller, Principal, Raleigh Hills Elementary School
"I must say that I certainly found your presentation to be perfect for the children. They clearly loved doing the beautiful mandalas as well. I am so glad that you came to Unity! The artifacts and slides and your books and stories gave a wonderful introduction to Tibet. You retained their interest and kept the content moving. I think it was one of the best Sundays we've had for our youth and little ones."Pat Palmer, Youth and Family Ministry, Unity In Marin
"You were such a pleasure to watch and listen to. Your stories are amazing. Thank you for taking the time to create such a wonderful gift for all of us!" Brock Daniels, Barnes and Nobles
"Your presentation was just terrific... several people commented to me the next day of how much they especially loved yours." Page Jordan, Barnes and Nobles
"The children enjoyed the presentation and throughout the day were reading the books they purchased." Rachel Eden, MA, Wilkes Elementary
From the parents:
"My son made a Mahakhala mask with you to scare away nightmares and things that scare him and his brother in the night. Since that mask went up on their wall, neither child has been in our room needing comfort!! Prior to that I had him in my room at least once per week needing to be comforted. We are loving the uninterrupted sleep!"
"When I arrived home after your school visit to my child's class, he ran into the garage, opened the car door, grinned and chanted Om Mani Padme Hum. It was a special moment for us and we hugged. A month later when he was having a hard day, we stopped and chanted together. It really helped. Thanks!"
From the kids:
"It was fun learning about Tibet."
"I enjoyed your Tibet stories. I learned a lot."
"Thank you for teaching me and my class the Tibetan chant."
"I love your book because it was very strong and the pictures were great. Stories were strong because they had important things to say. They also make my imagination go wild."
"Your book was really interesting. Now I want to go to Tibet someday."
"I thought your book was the most amazing folklore book in the world."
"I really liked it when you showed us slides of Tibet."
"Thank you for letting us chant with you."
"I liked your costume. It was beautiful."
"I liked the Tibetan things you brought."
"I wish you could come again."