Rafe Martin, author and storyteller, has been writing and telling stories full-time since 1983. The author of more than 20 books and CDs, his work has received multiple Parent’s Choice Gold Awards, ALA Notable Book Awards, Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Awards, Storytelling World Awards, as well as the prestigious Empire State Award and other awards of distinction. He has been featured at The National Storytelling Festival, International Storytelling Center, Joseph Campbell Festival of Myth and Story, International Reading Association, Museum of Natural History as well as at many other noted story festivals and literary events. He’s spoken to NASA and has told tales at schools and libraries in almost every state, including Hawaii and Alaska, and as far away as Japan.
His beloved picture book, "The Rough-Face Girl" is used from kindergarten to college around the world. His novel, "Birdwing," was a BookSense Pick and a Tribune Media and Washington Post pick as a Best Book for Young Adults. Rafe tells mythic as well as original tales combining realms and joining his knowledge of oral and written wisdom story traditions. His books and performances have been cited in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, and U.S. News and World Report.