Meet Mark

​​Imagine if you mixed the voice of Andy Griffith, the laugh of Mister Rogers, a book lover, a storyteller, a puppeteer, a magician, a dad, with a bit of folksiness and whimsy, then shook it a bit, out would come Mark Daniel!




10 Interesting Things about Mark

1. He is Left-handed.

2. Has twin sons who are Eagle Scouts.

3. Mark was invited Twice to perform at the White House Easter Egg Roll.


4. He has loved dinosaurs, comic books, reading, and magic tricks since he was a kid. (Read an amazing article on kids with intense interests here.)

5. An awesome children's librarian guided him for years as a kid.

6. He's had Crohn's Disease since he was 14. (and has always kept a full and busy schedule, through terrific medical care.)


7. He writes in the early morning, and again in early evening.

8. Tami and he produce and direct Two Conferences for Performers who gather from all over the world, one in Atlanta- KIDabra and the other in LA - KAX.

9. Mark has long mentored, taught, and helped launch an entire industry of performers.

10. So far, over three million kids have seen him at schools, libraries, and reading festivals.

Bonus Things for Folks who Love Stuff Like That:

11. Mark was invited and presented for The Imagination Library Homecoming in Pigeon Forge. (And missed meeting Dolly by minutes.)


12. Yes, he has awards, but he is much more impressed that his brother Andrew's partner Kenneth has 3 Emmy nominations!

13. Mark's dad had an antique shop in their little town, and a frequent visitor and friend was the Number 1 Storyteller in the World at the time, Jackie Torrence, a children's librarian from High Point, NC. (Mark also missed meeting her because of his travels.)





15. Mark always knew his grandfather was a fiddle player. Astoundingly, he didn't discover until a few years ago that he was in a band named
The Piedmont Ramblers which traveled around central NC, and played country music shows. Coming on the heels of the advent of country music, they toured for several years in the early 30s. In between sets they even had comic relief from a circus clown and his Jack Russell terrier.
Apparently, he got the performing gene honest! Thanks Grandpa!

14. During his second trip to the White House Egg Roll, he ducked into the Green Room tent which was warm, and dry on a rainy spring morning. He sat and chatted over bagels and hot chocolate with a very nice fellow whose name he never asked. Only afterwards, would he realize he had spent time with the second man on the moon,

Buzz Aldrin!

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Mark Daniel's programs have motivated, inspired, and entertained over 3 million children in thousands of schools and libraries throughout the US!


Administrators are often amazed by his ability to connect with students; Kindergarten through the 5th grade level. Gentle, respectful, and fun, students love experiencing the adventure of great books with Mark!


Affordable, Dependable, On Message,

Title 1, PTA/PTO, Field Trip, and Book Fair Fundable!



If you've had your fill of bringing in authors and other speakers that while important educationally, just can't connect with your kids, please consider a presenter that's on time, on message, easy to work with, delivers, and has your students and faculty asking "when can we have Mark back."

 Hold your head high afterwards as you accept the kudos for a job well done for your work on the assembly or special event!


Enjoy a performer who many say "has the gift to inspire!" and school after school calls

"The Best Assembly of The Year!"

Give Tami a call at 800-848-5634 or email us to Invite Mark Daniel, Magical Storyteller Today!


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