Who is she and what does she think she's doing? Barbara Spilman Lawson was an elementary school teacher for 22 years and is now a professional singer/storyteller and writer of educational materials and children's books. During her teaching years, Barb presented workshops at Virginia State Early Childhood conferences, worked with Gifted and Talented students across the state in drama, and wrote, directed, and produced for children's theater. Barb was also a 'Teacher in Space' applicant in 1985. Barb has presented storytelling programs and workshops at elementary schools up and down the East Coast. She has also entertained children and adults at numerous public libraries, festivals and conferences. At the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Barb has been a featured storyteller for the past 4 years. She has performed leading and supporting roles in over 45 musical theater productions and acted in the Parents' Choice Award-winning PBS television special, RHYMES AND REASONS. 'Songs with a TWIST' is Barb's first music CD for kids. She worked with world-renowned musician, Richard Adams, to produce a wild and wacky, fun-filled treat for the whole family. There will also be an accompanying songbook to go along with the CD coming soon!