Welcome to the Website of Dr. Mike Lockett
"The Normal Storyteller" and Children's Author
Mike Lockett, The Normal Storyteller, is expressive and uninhibited as he delivers a tale
at a luncheon honoring volunteers at Good Samaritan Home in Flanagan, Illinois. (Pantagraph/CARLOS MIRANDA)
Dr. Mike Lockett is a life-long educator and teller of tales. He is recognized for his work in education and has won awards for his recorded stories and for bilingual children's books. He is honored that you have elected to spend time visiting his website.
Please enjoy the features of this site. It is hoped that the site will be useful and user friendly. You will find that the content of this site is ever-changing in an attempt to meet the needs of children, parents, educators, storytellers and story lovers of all kinds.
Visitors will find stories to read, a collection of information and activities related to storytelling. You will find links to audio recordings and videos of Dr. Lockett's work and links to marvelous storytelling organizations related to storytelling and storytellers.
Dr. Lockett invites you to visit this site often to search for tales and storytelling resources. Feel free to contact Dr. Lockett to share other resources that might be good to add to this site. The intent is to share a love for stories and storytelling. As expected, there is a self-serving element to the site as well. Dr. Lockett wants all visitors to know that he is available for bookings as a storyteller, children's author and educational consultant. He travels all across the USA and internationally. Go to the "About" section to learn more about Mike's programs and how he can meet your needs for a speaker.
The section includes an electronic press kit for venues considering booking Dr. Lockett.
The year 2011 brought a new element to Dr. Lockett's storytelling. Mike was appointed to serve as the Illinois Liason for NYSS - The National Youth Storytelling Showcase. Mike follows in the footsteps of a storytelling friend, Brian Fox Ellis, who held this position in Illinois before him. Click on the link at the left to learn more about how to get involved with helping the storytellers of tomorrow.
NATIONAL YOUTH STORYTELLING SHOWCASE - Click on the Youth Storytelling link at the left.