Looks like I won't be out and about telling stories for a while. There are still a few gigs on my schedule (click above), but I'm guessing they might be postponed. So I'm writing. A murder mystery set in a small town in New Hampshire (what a surprise!), full of character-full characters. My challenge is to kill one of them off. But I love them all so much it's hard. Still, it's a murder mystery. Somebody has to go.
Here's a picture from my last visit to the CornerHouse in Sandwich. Note how fascinated John Rule is by my storytelling.
See you when the pandemic lifts. Stay safe my friends.
So happy my interview with Sandell Morse, author of THE SPIRAL SHELL, took with place with barely a hitch on Tuesday, April 28 via Zoom (thanks Elisabeth Jewell for organizing us). If you missed it, you can watch the full interview here....
That Reminds Me of a Funny Story
As a yankee storyteller, Rebecca Rule has traveled throughout New England, telling stories and gathering them. One story always leads to another...
At town halls, historical societies, churches, and senior centers, people have shared stories that connect them to this rocky old place we call home. They’ve shared stories of family, country living, adventures and misadventures, triumphs and “what the heck was that just happened?”
This book is a collection of best-of-the-best stories. It is also a memoir -- how she came to be a storyteller, why storytelling matters, and what she has learned about the craft in the hundreds of performances she has given.
It’s a book full of characters, insight, heart, and good humor. Careful where you read it because you will be laughing out loud.
This book is a treat---hilarious stories, a how-to manual, yankee lingo, and her own story, told by a real yankee with solid maple credentials. It's a book to get you through a long New England winter, sipping slowly like hot cider. To use one of her own favorite expressions, it's a cockah!
Fred Marple, author of Welcome to Frost Heaves
You want to laugh? You will not be disappointed. This book is a hoot! There is a connection with yankee life that emerges here that is (dare I say it?) profound (there, I said it). Rebecca Rule rules! I am a fan. Big time.
Fritz Wetherbee, Writer/TV Producer
This is one of those books you put on the coffee table after you read it once, 'cause you know you're gonna wanna reread your favorite parts, and then it ends up stayin' there 'cause everyone wants to pick through it too.
PapaJoe Gaudet, NH's Itinerant Teller
Becky Rule's stories make you smile, chuckle and guffaw. I was unexpectedly touched by Becky's account of being a storyteller and the power of stories to affect lives, including her own.
Susan Poulin, author and creator of Ida LeClair, "the funniest woman in Maine"