AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR & FREELANCE WRITER

Bringing the enchanting and award-winning story of The Sound in the Woods into the hearts and homes of our communities continues to be a wondrous adventure.

And now, I am adding yet another adventure to my repertoire — freelance writing services for small business owners who are creating great things and elevating lives. I specialize in the compelling, authentic art of storytelling — a powerful marketing tool to grow your business.

Let’s craft a ‘storytelling’ plan that feels right for you. Please reach out: (801) 821-7268

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR & FREELANCE WRITER

Bringing the enchanting and award-winning story of The Sound in the Woods into the hearts and homes of our communities continues to be a wondrous adventure.

And now, I am adding yet another adventure to my repertoire — freelance writing services for small business owners who are creating great things and elevating lives. I specialize in the compelling, authentic art of storytelling — a powerful marketing tool to grow your business.

Let’s craft a ‘storytelling’ plan that feels right for you. Please reach out: (801) 821-7268

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

For thousands of years, stories have been central to our lives — and people love them. Perhaps more than any other communication form, stories have the power to captivate and inspire us, and deeply resonate with us. Stories can humanize the values and experiences of your brand, awakening powerful emotions and creating a sense of belonging that builds customer loyalty and elevates lives.

There are many unique ways to use storytelling in marketing…

Stories can share how you have built a business, including your triumphs and hardships. Or stories can convey the experiences of customers who have benefited through the great things you do. Stories can capture the experiences of your employees, revealing the human side of your business. Or even convey how you have provided value to other businesses.

And there are many unique ways I would love to tell your story…

Feature stories, blog posts, newsletter and website content, and even promotional campaigns. I invite you to read my writing works highlighted on this page. If you are inspired by any or all, let’s begin your storytelling journey.

Of special note: Stay tuned for upcoming stories in the Fall Issue of FACES of Utah Magazine, a new publication of Utah Stories, Inc.

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

For thousands of years, stories have been central to our lives — and people love them. Perhaps more than any other communication form, stories have the power to captivate and inspire us, and deeply resonate with us. Stories can humanize the values and experiences of your brand, awakening powerful emotions and creating a sense of belonging that builds customer loyalty and elevates lives.

There are many unique ways to use storytelling in marketing…

Stories can share how you have built a business, including your triumphs and hardships. Or stories can convey the experiences of customers who have benefited through the great things you do. Stories can capture the experiences of your employees, revealing the human side of your business. Or even convey how you have provided value to other businesses.

And there are many unique ways I would love to tell your story…

Feature stories, blog posts, newsletter and website content, and even promotional campaigns. I invite you to read my writing works highlighted on this page. If you are inspired by any or all, let’s begin your storytelling journey.

Of special note: Stay tuned for upcoming stories in the Fall Issue of FACES of Utah Magazine, a new publication of Utah Stories, Inc.

EVERY STORY BEGINS WITH AN INSPIRATION

How a Violin Maker Shaped The Sound in the Woods
~by Tamara S. Wolfe

One of the favorite chapters in my life was during the years I served in the symphony world, putting pen to paper to author all sorts of printed pieces that brought people into the magic of music, and savoring hundreds of concerts from both behind and in front of the stage. I witnessed how music lit up a child’s face with joy and promise, and how instruments from centuries past merged with great artists to reach and restore the soul of every listener. I was especially drawn to the violin upon hearing Joshua Bell as he transported otherworldly sounds from his instrument. So when I took the leap into the children’s book writing world, it was these moments that inspired The Sound in the Woods.

EVERY STORY BEGINS WITH AN INSPIRATION

How a Violin Maker Shaped The Sound in the Woods
~by Tamara S. Wolfe

One of the favorite chapters in my life was during the years I served in the symphony world, putting pen to paper to author all sorts of printed pieces that brought people into the magic of music, and savoring hundreds of concerts from both behind and in front of the stage. I witnessed how music lit up a child’s face with joy and promise, and how instruments from centuries past merged with great artists to reach and restore the soul of every listener. I was especially drawn to the violin upon hearing Joshua Bell as he transported otherworldly sounds from his instrument. So when I took the leap into the children’s book writing world, it was these moments that inspired The Sound in the Woods.

More Published Works by Tamara S. Wolfe

HOW SURFING POTTERS AND SUNDAY FISH FRIES INSPIRED A POTTER'S ARTISTRY

The Story of Joe Bennion and Horseshoe Mountain Pottery

It was a chilly shimmery autumn day in Spring City, Utah. I lifted my ‘cup of Joe’ to enjoy a few sips at Das Café before heading down Main Street to Horseshoe Mountain Pottery, not yet realizing this warm brown lustrous mug holding my morning wake-up was made by Horseshoe’s owner, ceramist Joe Bennion.

As soon as I stepped into Horseshoe, the mug’s connection took shape as one of the shop’s shelves was brimming with similar works of art. I waved to Joe who was sitting near the back, spinning his clay into a dinner plate on the same wheel he’s been connecting with for 43 years. What then unfolded was a story with as many unexpected turns as each time Joe evolves one of his uniquely beautiful creations…

Joe grew up next door to his Uncle George who had three children who loved to work with clay. They had a pottery studio in their basement and a kiln. Joe was constantly in and out of their home, watching them work with clay and thinking this is something he may want to do. However, when Joe entered Brigham Young University, he fell into following the path of much of his family, studying early childhood education to become an elementary school teacher.

But then the summer of 1974 happened…

THE MAGIC OF AN UNCOMMON MUSIC DIRECTOR

Why loyal patrons revere Carl St.Clair and his Pacific Symphony Orchestra

Imagine if Music Director Carl St.Clair and his Pacific Symphony Orchestra had just completed a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in an empty concert hall filled only with silence – no resounding applause, no “bravos.” Imagine the state of the performing arts within a community if there were no loyal patrons to fill the seats.

The Pacific Symphony Orchestra need never fear such a fate, as its loyal patrons have virtually filled the concert hall night after night, playing a vital role in the Orchestra’s triumphs and growth. To capture the spirit of more than two decades of Carl St.Clair’s influence on the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, we look through the eyes and listen to the voices of these faithful patrons…

DANCING WITH WINDSOR CHAIRS

The story of Jock Jones Handcrafted Windsor Chairs

One of my favorite destinations in Utah is Spring City, a lovely rural town in Sanpete County nestled beneath the Wasatch Plateau which strikingly ascends to the east. Although less than a thousand folks reside in this National Register Historic District, Spring City is a treasure trove of some of the finest artists in the country. One such gem is Jock Jones, the owner of Jock Jones Handcrafted Windsor Chairs, and the only artisan of these beauties in the Intermountain West. So after loading up on a loaded waffle at the Das Café, a family owned German hotspot on Main, I headed down the block to Jock’s workshop which he built with his wife Bonnie in 2007 shortly after buying a craftsman’s home just steps away.

Greeted by Jock’s warm smile, I stepped into the shop which held his beloved livelihood. A cascade of natural light washed over a bounty of hand tools, work tables, patterns, painted legs, an unfinished rocker, and a lathe which I now know is the chair maker’s most important tool. My journey with Jock began with the discovery that the namesake and lore of the chairs he so carefully crafts was believed to be born on a dank, cold rainy day just beyond the Atlantic ocean…

THE EYE OF THE BULLFROG

The art of giggin’ and cookin’ an invasive species

Gentle reminder: this story, albeit true, is not for the faint of heart.

3 Guys, a Full Moon, and a Gig

It was a warm summer night, the moon was full, and the hunt was on… Three guys, loaded with gigs, headed to the nearby ponds of the Willamette Valley (Oregon) in search of the infamous invasive bullfrog. Dr. Tom Kaye, Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), Matt Blakeley-Smith of IAE’s Habitat Restoration Program, and Steve Gisler of the Oregon Department of Transportation were on a mission critical to the preparation of Cajun-fried bullfrog legs, a delicacy they planned to serve at IAE’s inaugural Invasive Species Cook-off.

As tradition has it, bullfrog hunters do not wear waders. It’s rather a primitive exercise to sink into the pond with not much more than a torchlight and gig — a ten foot pole with a multi-prong spear tip — but one that is entirely authentic. Once the three hunters experienced full pond immersion, the talk began about having no fear…

WEAVING NATURE AND ART HELPS GIVE SENSE OF SELF

Young women in prison are gaining self worth through making burden baskets

The Sustainability in Prisons Project of the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) is helping give a sense of self to a most vulnerable, yet hopeful population — the young women inmates at the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany, Oregon.

Oak Creek invited IAE to give classes to these young women by providing hands-on experiences with plants, soil and wildlife. Though there have been many highlights throughout, the weaving of Native American burden baskets held a special place…

Through weaving nature, art and tradition into the science classroom setting, Stacy Moore, IAE’s Ecological Education Program Director, taught the young women the ancient art of weaving ‘burden’ baskets — baskets made from native plant materials that were once used by Native American tribes for everyday use in carrying fire wood and in gathering wild foods…

LET'S BEGIN YOUR 'STORYTELLING' JOURNEY

Let’s work side by side to create the captivating, inspiring and resonant stories of your business, your customers and employees, and the remarkable value you bring to others…

Whether you desire feature stories, blog posts, newsletter or website content, or promotional campaigns, let’s have a conversation about your needs and how I can best help you achieve your dreams for your business. Please reach out: (801) 821-7268 or thesoundinthewoods@protonmail.com

Thank you.

Make The Sound in the Woods Yours...

Because when you believe in yourself and your dreams, anything is possible.

Make The Sound in the Woods Yours...

Because when you believe in yourself and your dreams, anything is possible.