Jim May is an Emmy award-winning storyteller, teacher, and author of the critically acclaimed “Farm On Nippersink Creek” and a children’s picture book, “The Boo Baby Meets The Ghost of Mable’s Gable”. A professional storyteller for over twenty-five years, Jim has told stories to all ages across the United States, and in Canada and Europe. He is available for assemblies, writing/storytelling residencies as well as author visits and staff training. His keynote and training venues have included the American Library Association, Illinois Reading Council, Texas Library Association, National Park Service, Austin Library System (Texas), Illinois Teenage Institute, and numerous school districts.

New Book to arrive late 2019

“Further Adventures of Boo Baby Girl”

“A master storyteller.”  — Studs Terkel
“You could call Jim May a modern-day Homer if the Greek had told stories about farm life.”   — The Chicago Sun-Times
“Jim May tells stories in the fine tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers.”  — Jim Ritchie, Farm Journal Magazine


Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart

cover-crooked“A brilliant mixture of story, philosophy, humor and wisdom, this book reminds us that—if we are open to story, dreams, imagination, and myth—we can open doors within our soul.”
—Jay O’Callahan, author, storyteller, and NPR commentator

A lifetime collection of stories, wise words, assembled musings and quotations about overcoming hurdles, elusive enlightenment, personal evolution, persistence in the face of discouragement, this pastiche is designed to encourage the downhearted, lift up the strivers, and add wings to the heels of spiritual seekers.

Purchase at Amazon.com $15 paperback; Kindle/digital $9