storyteller Sam Pearsall Raleigh NC PittsboroI have told true stories and tall tales all my life, usually to friends and family.  I retired in 2013 following 35 years as an ecologist working with conservation organizations in Maine, Tennessee, Hawaii, and North Carolina. Whether my story is a true tale or a tall tale, it is based on my own experiences, or those of people I know.

Each of my stories typically lasts 5 to 20 minutes, and I can tell for 30-90 minutes, with or without a break.  I’m  happy to work with you to craft a program of stories best suited for your event and audience.


I try to ensure that the content of my stories is suitable for mature teens and adults.  My stories are not generally appropriate for small children.  Profanity and promiscuity are absent or rare.

I also produce and emcee storytelling events and will be glad to help you organize a storytelling session featuring multiple tellers.

What other storytellers have to say:

“Sam is not your typical storyteller; he is much more. He has a delicious way of making everyday events adventurous and fun and he tells with all of him. Watch his face and hands and you cannot help but become part of the story spinning around you.”
E. Gale Buck www.woodsmanstories.com

“Sam Pearsall’s dry wit and unique outlook on life sneak up on you to make his storytelling an unforgettable listening pleasure. Not afraid to laugh at himself, Sam’s audience always leaves wanting more of his infectious humor.”
Linda Goodman www.lindagoodmanstoryteller.com

“J.K. Rowling says: “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” It is so. And Sam’s voice is a magic carpet ride. You’ll want to hold on tight – it’s going to be fun.”
Cynthia Raxter CynthiaRaxter.blogspot.com

See my Public Storytelling History and listen to a few examples. Connect with me on facebook, just for fun.

North Carolina Storytelling Guild
National Storytelling Network