|| Laura Deal tells traditional, original, and personal tales to school children and adults. You can hear her stories on YouTube, the Story Story Podcast, the Apple Seed on BYU Radio, or on her CD, The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe and Other Stories. She has appeared on festival stages (live and online) from Utah to Virginia, and serves as Board Secretary for Artists Standing Strong Together. She has taught writing and creativity classes for more than ten years, and speaks about creativity, dreams, and metaphor. She's the author of "The Newcomer's Guide to the Invisible Realm: A Journey through Dreams, Metaphor, and Imagination," and "Marbles: New and Collected Poems."