How do we see the awesome in all people, and what does that have to do with storytelling? This high energy session highlights how we come up with ideas for stories while we are also becoming the best we can be. Did you know that most stories, especially realistic fiction and historical fiction stories, often have real life lessons to teach about how to navigate the real world? But how do authors, and we as storytellers, do that? Why are these stories enjoyable? Discover how you can be totally awesome, find the awesome in others, and help make the world a better place with award winning author, Shelly Brown. To learn more about Shelly and her books, check out her website. Interested in engaging intermediate students as storytellers? Check out this YouTube video. Here's how to engage younger learners in storytelling.