Caribbean Folktales

La Diablesse

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Wendy Shearer Writer and Professional Storyteller

In my first book of Caribbean Folktales to be published by The History Press , I’m writing about a variety of characters who feature commonly in Caribbean folklore. Some of them are supernatural figures who may be considered vengeful spirits or spirits who protect elements of the earth.  Others are tricksters in animal form who […]


Caribbean Stories

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Wendy Shearer - Professional Storyteller Photography by @MarcoCervi

‘As dawn kissed the sky, she looked out of her window and saw a ball of flames darting through the tamarind trees. The shape-shifting Soucouyant had found her victim.’ I’m very excited to announce that I’m writing a new book – a collection of Caribbean Folktales which will be published by The History Press. These […]

Half term

Chinese New Year

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Chinese folktales It’s been a fun packed half term week storytelling at the Art House Crouch End.  As today is the start of the Chinese New Year, I told a couple of Chinese folktales to a room full of 7 – 10 year olds. To celebrate the Lunar New Year we re-enacted the legend of […]