Short (9 Words)
JP McLean imagines the impossible, writes it down, repeats.
Medium (79 Words)
Raised in Ontario, JP (Jo-Anne) McLean now calls the coast of British Columbia home. The first book of her Gift Legacy series, Awakening, earned honourable mention at the Whistler Independent Book Awards. JP is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.
Long (233 Words)
JP (Jo-Anne) McLean lives on Denman Island, nestled between the coast of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. Raised in Toronto, Ontario, JP has lived in various parts of North America from Mexico and Arizona to Alberta and Ontario before settling on Canada’s west coast.
Jo-Anne holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, is a certified scuba diver, an avid gardener and a voracious reader. She had a successful career in Human Resources before turning her attention to writing.
JP is the author of The Gift Legacy series. The first book of the series, Awakening, received Honourable Mention at the 2016 Whistler Independent Book Awards. Reviewers call the series addictive, smart and fun. Her books include endorsements from bestselling authors, Elinor Florence and Kristina Stanley. The genre is contemporary fantasy. The series has been described as fantasy light and is a good introduction to the genre for the uninitiated.
In 2016, JP’s body of work was included in the centennial anthology of the Comox Valley Writers Society, Writers & Books: Comox Valley 1865–2015. She is a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the Alliance of Independent Authors. Her articles have appeared in WordWorks Magazine, Wellness and Writing blog hosted by Colleen M Story, Mystery Mondays blog hosted by Kristina Stanley, and many others. You can reach her through her website at www.jpmclean.net.
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