Vanora knows that the art of storytelling is the art of spoken love, oral history, and poetic expression. The beauty and power of her richly told and uniquely crafted tales has captivated audiences in cities across the country and brought delight to the hearts of countless listeners. Passionate, enthusiastic, and devoted to the age-old art and practice of the African griot, Vanora has amassed a catalogue of beautifully written stories that seem tailor-made for the oral tradition. Among Vanora’s personal favorite works are: The Autobiography of Della Foster – One Step at a Time (a true story drawn from the life of her grandmother who lived to be 107 years old); Evelyn Teasing Tan & Big Sis, and lastly, For Sisters Whose Month Outlast Their Money.