The Makers

Kara Shallenberg

Role: Storyteller

Location: California, USA


I've lived in California nearly all my life, but I wish I lived somewhere with more rain and snow! I have a delightful husband and a very sweet teenage son. I like to read, listen to music, knit, weave, play video games, and watch old movies. I love reading out loud and have been a volunteer reader at LibriVox for several years.


1. Some Favorite Childhood Music

I have always loved Pete Seeger, The Beatles, and J. S. Bach.

2. Favorite Childhood Games

I have never played a sport. When I was little I liked to play pretending games with my toy animals, and I liked to plays cards with my sister. But mostly I liked reading and making things!

3. Favorite School Subjects

German, history, literature

4. Some Favorite Places from Youth

The library! My whole family would go to the library at least once a week when I was a little girl, and it was always a big treat.

5. Childhood Heroes

Laura Ingalls Wilder. I wished I could be her!

6. Dream Super Powers

I would like the ability to never ever get sick.