Sierra Storytelling Festival, Nevada City, CA 2012
Muriel was born and raised in Salisbury, MD. She grew up in an environment where language was celebrated. Her mother was an English teacher, actress and avid reader. As a child Muriel would sit in awe as her mother would read, tell stories, sing songs and recite nursey rhymes. By the age of five Muriel had acquired an extraordinary vocabulary, soaring imagination and gift of expression. It was only natural that when Muriel became a mother and later a teacher that she was compelled to share the same way her mother had shared with her. Muriel currently lives in the Bay Area of California, is the mother of three children and has been an Early Childhood Educator for 20 plus years. She has performed at pre-k and elementary schools, churches, museums, colleges, festivals and countless other venues from rural communities on the Eastern Shores of Maryland to the townships of Cape Town South Africa. In 2014 Muriel was also a featured teller at the renowned Sierra Storytelling Festival in California, in 2017 she had the distinguished honor of emceeing the festival.