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 Storyteller Biography
Deidre Pool


 
Athens, TX
 

 

INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

Deidre Pool is a teacher in Athens, Texas, a freelance writer, and a keynote conference speaker and chalk artist at various women's events. She has had numerous educational articles published in various resources, she has authored and published two books, and her work has been nationally published in MOMSense Magazine and by Christianity Today. Deidre has had the privilege of cover-endorsing books for Multnomah Publishing and Cook Communications, and her work has been highlighted with that of author Randy Alcorn and used by speaker and writer Beth Moore.

 


 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

M.S. Candidate, School of Library and Information Sciences

Candidate, Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services

Denton, Texas

 

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Education with an emphasis in Reading

University of Texas

Tyler, Texas

 


STORYTELLING INTERESTS

 

My Life as a Storyteller:
 

I've always loved to perform, and I love stories; consequently storytelling is a bug that bit me early in life. In elementary school, I was always on the poetry and prose teams. In junior high and high school, I competed in the University Interscholastic League prose contests. My senior year, I participated at the state competition. Had I realized storytelling was something I could have sought as a profession, I am certain I never would have become an educator.

 

But my early training has not gone to waste. As a chalk artist and speaker, those storytelling skills of my early years facilitate every word I speak onstage, even if I'm not necessarily presenting a story. As a writer, I live to tell stories. Perhaps storytelling is more than a profession to me. Maybe it's more like a lifestyle.

 


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION


The Rest of the Story

My family is my story. My husband Clay and my four children are my encouragement, my motivation, and, most of all, they are my material. Life would be such a bore without them.

 



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