Gregory Lee White was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1967. He grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky and began writing at the age of nine. “I remember the day was steamy, too hot to play outside. The boy across the street said to me, ‘let’s write some stories.’ I thought he was sort of flaky, but I tried it anyway. It stuck.”
At the age of twenty, Gregory moved to Nashville, Tennessee. In 1998, he learned to make artisan soap and later became a certified clinical aromatherapist. He and his partner continue to run the successful online soap business and retail store, aromagregory, to this day.
His book, CLUCKED – THE TALE OF PICKIN CHICKEN was released in 2010 and tells the story of the chicken farming industry by looking at its world through the eyes of a chicken.
More than a decade of experience in soap making and aromatherapy led to his 2012 book, MAKING SOAP FROM SCRATCH: HOW TO MAKE HANDMADE SOAP – A BEGINNERS GUIDE AND BEYOND (an Amazon Bestseller in soap making books). It was followed up in 2013 by his book ESSENTIAL OILS AND AROMATHERAPY: HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEAUTY, HEALTH, AND SPIRITUALITY.
He credits his mentor, professor and author Evelyn Thurman, for helping to get his first short story published in a magazine. When he was only 14, he and Thurman collaborated on a travel guide and puzzle book, which described the various home-sites of author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Out of print for many years, White rewrote and released LITTLE HOUSE SEARCH: A PUZZLE BOOK AND TOUR OF THE WORKS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER in 2013, dedicating it to the late Miss Thurman.
From here, White ventured into more esoteric titles that closely mirror his Nashville metaphysical store with: THE USE OF MAGICAL OILS in 2019 followed up by PAPA GEE’S HOODOO HERBAL in Spring of 2020. His latest book is co-authored with catherine yronwode of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, also the publisher: THE STRANGER IN THE CUP – HOW TO READ YOUR LUCK AND FATE IN THE TEA LEAVES, set to release in October 2020.
“I started out as a fiction writer,” says White. “Maybe when I am finished with everything I have to say in the non-fiction, ‘how-to’ genre – I’ll get back to the characters in my head.”