Individual Author Record
Name: Jim MayPen Name: None Genre: Born: in Spring Grove, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJim May was born and raised Spring Grove. He currently resides in Woodstock.
Biographical and Professional InformationJim May is an author and storyteller. He is the founder of the Illinois Storytelling Festival. His stories have taken him across the United States and Europe. He received a 1989 Chicago Emmy award for a WTTW-channel 11 T.V. production of his original story, A Bell for Shorty.
- The Boo Baby Girl Meets the Ghost of Mable`s Gable, Brother Stone Publishing, 1992
- The Farm on Nippersink Creek, August House Publishing, 1994
Titles At Your Library
The Boo Baby Girl Meets the Ghost of Mable's Gable
ISBN: 1878925032 Brotherstone Pub. 1992 Book by May, Jim
Farm On Nippersink Creek (American Storytelling)
ISBN: 0874834198 August House. 2006 Jim May grew up in the 1950s among farm people who had lived along Illinois's Nippersink Creek for generations. Stories told around the kitchen tables, front porches, and horse-trading barns brought laughs, inspired love, and helped ease the sometimes tragic turn of life's events. Speaking in the familiar voice of a longtime neighbor, May shares humorous and affecting events as well as his Emmy Award-winning tribute to his father.