Nan Gregory has been a professional storyteller since 1984. She has told stories in schools, libraries, museums, theatres, art galleries, nursing homes, hospitals, parks, at conferences, and from the back of a horse-drawn sleigh. Her storytelling career has taken her across Canada, to the United States, Japan and, most recently, New Zealand. When she tells stories she feels connected to her audience and tries to make people feel good about themselves and those around them. When she teaches storytelling she tries to pass the same message to her students whether they be adults or children. Her first children's book, How Smudge Came, draws on her storytelling techniques and on her knowledge of story forms from around the world. Nan Gregory has a bachelors degree in theatre from the University of British Columbia and is one half of a partnership called Wives' Tales Story Tellers. She lives with her family in Vancouver.
How Smudge Came. Illustrated by Ron Lightburn. Red Deer, Alta.: Red Deer College Press, c1995.