Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak has given over 800 presentations as Marie Curie, Mary Shelley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Irene Castle, Erma Bombeck, and Clara Barton across 42 of the United States and abroad. High Plains Chautauqua hosted the debut of Clara Barton in 2014, which has since traveled across the U.S.
Susan Marie is also dedicated to helping others bring history to life. She has been coaching storytellers since 1991, Young Chautauquans since 2005, and adults Chautauquans and other Living History presenters since 2008. She authored handbooks published by Colorado Humanities in 2008, one for teachers and one for coaches, to help Young Chautauquans discover how fun and engaging history can be. When bringing history to life, Susan Marie lives up to her motto, "Give me a place to stand, and I will take you somewhere else."