Gregory Lee White was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1967 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.”

In his early twenties, White relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, marking the beginning of a new chapter in his life. In 1998, he mastered the craft of artisan soap making and subsequently became a certified clinical aromatherapist. He and his husband continue to run the successful metaphysical store, aromaG’s Botanica, to this day.

White’s literary debut came in 2010 with his short book, “Clucked – The Tale of Pickin Chicken,” which provides an insightful perspective into the chicken farming industry through the eyes of a chicken. His extensive experience in soap making and aromatherapy culminated in the publication of his second book, “Making Soap from Scratch: How to Make Handmade Soap – A Beginners Guide and Beyond,” an Amazon bestseller, in 2012. He further explored this realm in his subsequent book, “Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: How to Use Essential Oils for Beauty, Health, and Spirituality,” published in 2013.

White credits his mentor,  professor and author Evelyn Thurman, for his initial publishing success. At just fourteen years old, he collaborated with Thurman on a travel guide and puzzle book detailing the homesites of famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder. After many years out of print, White reworked and republished “Little House Search: A Puzzle Book and Tour of the Works of Laura Ingalls Wilder” in 2013, dedicating it to his late mentor.

Continuing his literary journey, White delved into more esoteric subjects reflecting his Nashville metaphysical store’s ethos. His books, “The Use of Magical Oils” (2019) and “Papa Gee’s Hoodoo Herbal” (2020), precede two collaborative projects with Catherine Yronwode of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company. Their joint works include “The Stranger in the Cup – How to Read Your Luck and Fate in the Tea Leaves” (2020) and “How to Use Amulets, Charms, and Talismans in the Hoodoo and Conjure Tradition.”

White expanded his portfolio in 2021 with “Lenormand Basics: How to Read Lenormand Cards for Beginners,” followed by “Casting Love Spells: Rituals of Love, Passion, and Attraction” and “Hex Appeal: How to Cast Dark Spells of Revenge, Cursing, and Damnation” in 2022. His most recent publications include “Fairy Lore and Myths” (2023) and “Papa Gee’s Book of Candle Magic” (2024).

Despite his prolific non-fiction work, White fondly recalls his roots as a fiction writer. “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.”