J.A. McPhail is a published author and a member of the Morganton Writers’ Group, North Carolina Storytelling Guild, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Jeannie’s first book was published in 2012. Dawn of Day is a middle-grade historical fiction novel about the Free State battle and the Underground Railroad in Kansas. Her second book, published at the end of 2013, is a memoir about her daughter, Stacie, titled, I Will Not Fear: A Chosen Life.
A Glimpse: The Truly Excellent Scepter is a short story that is part of her Trinity Tales of Tresia trilogy, geared to her adult audience who are looking for an upper middle grade inspirational fantasy series to pass along to the children in their lives. Book I, Trinity Tales of Tresia: A Most Remarkable Hat and Book II, Trinity Tales of Tresia: A Quite Extraordinary Umbrella are available now. A Glimpse: The Truly Excellent Scepter is an ebook that bridges Book II and Book III, A Perfectly Magnificent Cane.
Jeannie’s job experience includes serving as a managing editor for a women’s newspaper, editor and photographer for a real estate magazine, music teacher, and public library director. Over the past 25 years, she has written hundreds of articles for various newsletters and newspapers, including several years writing for the Morganton News Herald’s “Burke County Notebook” column.
Jeannie is a native of Kansas, where she married her high school sweetheart, Dennis McPhail. Dennis is a high school counselor, choral director, and coach. They sang in the Messengers Quartet of Silver Lake, KS, for over 23 years. In 2002, they moved to NC and joined their daughter, Stacie, singing together for nine years as a family trio called The Macs.
Visit the author’s website: www.jamcphail.com