J. G. McNease was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a lover of Cajun food, Mardi Gras, and college football. In grade school, she always loved creative writing and excelled in English and Literature. Leaving that passion behind, she pursued a social science career in college. She was always told by her peers that she was a “good listener”, and thought the only logical route for her was to major in Psychology. She loved helping people and making the world a better place, so her next step was to get a graduate degree in Social Work. In the social science field, she had to put aside her creative writing and focus on the art of “technical writing” (which was a challenge in and of itself). During her academic career, she met her husband whose passion for literature and writing inspired her to return to her original love of writing. She initially wrote poetry and journaled quite a bit but never tried her hand at book writing. In the fall of 2012, she began writing her first book which turned into a twenty chapter novel by early 2013.
Her interest in the Pacific Islands began when she participated in a graduate school course in Hawaii. While she was there, she found the culture and history fascinating. She experienced the magic of the islands and was inspired to write her first novel, The Last Navigator.
Since writing her first book (which is now available on Amazon Kindle), she has written several other short stories and the beginning of the companion book to The Last Navigator (which has a working title of “Through Ryan’s Eyes”). Be on the lookout for future works by J. G. McNease, and check out the Works page for more information on current works.