Janice Del Negro, PhD, Professor at the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She collaborated with Ellin Greene on the classic textbook, Storytelling: Art & Technique. Her newest book, Folktales Aloud: Practical Tips for Playful Storytelling, was published in 2013. Del Negro’s books, Lucy Dove (1998), Willa and the Wind (2005), and Passion and Poison (2007), have received starred reviews and notable awards. She conducts workshops on storytelling, book reviewing, writing, reading motivation and was featured at the National Storytelling Festival, the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Illinois Storytelling Festival, the University of Illinois Youth Literature Festival, and many other celebratory events.