Tools to Create Your Own Brand of Bedtime Story
Home  |  Contact

Steffani Raff - Pirates in Pajamas creator


Steffani Raff is an award-winning author and storyteller. She loves her audiences and gives each story she tells as a gift. Whether she is telling stories from her life, folk tales or original stories, she connects with her audience through her signature style: humor with heart. One listener commented, "Steffani is such a great storyteller she could even make the phone book sound interesting!"


Steffani's first book, "The Ravenous Gown: And 14 More Tales about Real Beauty" received a Storytelling World Honor Award for 2016 Storytelling Collections This book is a collection of new fairy tales where beauty is bigger than a reflection, where wisdom makes girls extraordinary, and where curses are broken through the strength and character of unlikely heroines. In a day when princesses have been boiled down to beautiful ball gowns these stories capture the essence of a stronger, smarter princess; the kind that actually lives happily ever after. Order your copy at

Steffani would love to be a resource to you in championing the art of storytelling in your home. Drawing from her own experience as a mother of six, she loves inspiring others to practice the art of storytelling at home.



Steffani Raff

"I believe that stories are light. A light to guide, a light to illuminate understanding, a light to chase away fear. Every time you hear a well-crafted story it opens up another possiblilty of living better than before. The power of creating and telling stories for my children has touched my home in such a beautiful way, it has motivated me to help others experience what we have."


In recent years she has been involved with numerous venues and organizations, just a few of which are listed below:

  • National Storytelling Network Conference
  • Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and Conference
  • Weber State Storytelling Festival
  • Vernal Storytelling Festival
  • Zions Storytelling Festival
  • Oneida County Library, Idaho
  • Story at Home Conference
  • Utah Performing Arts Tour
  • PBS 'Ready to Learn' Program through KBYU TV
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies
  • Utah Arts Festival
  • Utah Lake Festival
  • BYU Museum of Art
  • Numorous Libraries and Schools


She also currently serves as a board member for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, where she helps select and coach the youth who are selected to tell stories at the festival every year.

"Sometimes a person needs a story more than bread to survive." - Barry Lopez

Here’s what people are saying about Steffani:

"...clever, hilarious and thought-provoking tales..." The Deseret News

“Steffani Raff is a talented storyteller. Her amazing stories remind us that love conquers all, fear can be overcome, and everyone has a hero inside.”
- Eliot Wilcox,
 Former Executive Director of the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute

"Steffani’s stories were captivating and she told them with such a fresh appeal! She is a very talented teller."
– Joy Baker, Zions Storytelling Festival Organizer

"If superman is great, you’re even better. Thanks for being my hero."
– Rachel Smith, Cornerstone Academy student

"Steffani created a warm, nurturing, and fun environment so that we could really explore together. I was thrilled with the stories I came away with and awed by the stories I heard from others."
– Cherie Davis,
professional storyteller, workshop participant