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Franziska Droll was born and bred in the Black Forest, Germany, and moved to Scotland after falling in love with the country and the people.
She loves to tell traditional Scottish stories, tales from the Black Forest and myths and legends from all around the world.
Her style is interactive and entertaining. No story is like the other, but they will all leave you with a smile. Franziska specialises in funny and light-hearted tales but is also able to tell a deep and meaningful story.
Franziska is also a freelance tour guide and has experience of telling stories to people from all walks of life and from all different backgrounds. She can adapt her tales for younger or older audiences.
She regularly performs in kindergartens and primary schools in both Scotland and Germany. She is currently working with elderly people living with dementia, using stories and songs to create an engaging experience.
Franziska can tell tales in English or in her mother tongue, German, mixed in with her own unique accent and flavour.
A story comes often with a song and sometimes together with the sound of her moon drum or other instruments.
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)
Topics of work
Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Performance training; Picture books; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Self-publishing & independent publishing