About Gregory

Gregory A. Kompes (MFA, MS Ed.) has authored 14 books (gay-contemporary fiction, poetry, gay nonfiction, and metaphysical nonfiction), contributed to over a dozen anthologies (including Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel), and written hundreds of published articles on a wide range of topics. Gregory teaches writing at Nevada State College, and, as Artist in Residence, teaches a popular fiction series (under a Nevada Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts grant) for the James L. Gibson Library, Henderson, NV.

Gregory holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University, New York, a B. Msc. in Metaphysics from Sedona University, a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning and an MS Ed. from California State University, East Bay, and an MFA in Creative Writing from National University.

Other favorite accomplishments include:

  • Walking the 1000km Via de La Plata route of the Camino de Santiago (2013);
  • Serving as President of the Henderson Writers’ Group (2013-17);
  • Serving as Conference Coordinator for the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference (2006-2007); and
  • Touring the US & Far East as a bass player for Broadway tours (Hello, Dolly!, 42nd Street, and Annie, 1990-1993).