Judy Sima is one of Michigan’s favorite storytellers. She has been featured at conferences and festivals, schools and libraries throughout Michigan and in twenty other states and Canada. A retired middle school librarian, Judy has been entertaining audiences since 1983. Judy has introduced many young people and adults to the art of storytelling and is considered to be “The Pied Piper of Storytelling in Metro Detroit.” Some call her the “Fairy Godmother” of Storytelling as she continually helps beginning and experienced storytellers improve their craft. For seventeen years Judy coached a middle school student storytelling troupe resulting in her award winning book, Raising Voices: Creating Youth Storytelling Groups and Troupes. She is the recipient of two National Storytelling Network Oracle Awards for “Service and Leadership” as well as “Distinguished National Service.” Judy is the current president of the Detroit Story League, and the editor of “MI Story,” the only electronic calendar listing public storytelling events in Michigan.