‘ . . . a remarkable storyteller – a powerball of imagination and inventiveness , , . keeps young audiences spellbound and older listeners thinking.’ ~Norman Stone 1A Productions
- Resident Storyteller- Wigtown Book Festival
- Patron of Reading- St. James Primary School (2017-2019)
- DGLife Performing Artist of the Year- Finalist (2016)
- Reader in Residence- Scottish Book Trust (2014/15)
- Storyteller in Residence- ShetlandArts (2015)
Her repertoire includes stories that are rowdy and reflective, traditional and tall.
Her published titles include Honk! Honk! Rattle! Rattle! illustrated by Mike Abel, My Time for Bed Bible illustrated by Honor Ayres and the award-nominated Tell it Together – 50 Tell Together Bible Stories to Share.
Renita enjoys all ages and audiences and is adept at working with those who have learning difficulties and/or other special needs. She is a keen silly songstress and has featured at bonfires, book days and birthdays; clubs, camps and country parks; churches and schools, conferences and festivals; parents and tots groups; libraries, guilds and gardens; retreat days and relays.
She uses a variety of methods to appeal across the learning styles: repetition, rhythm and rhyme; actions and audience participation; parachutes and puppets; music, masks and hats and book-making projects.
She once told stories to a truly captive audience in a lift and can play the bagpipe with her nose.