JP (Jo-Anne) McLean lives and writes on the coast of British Columbia, which is also featured largely in her work. She is the author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary fantasy series which reviewers call addictive, smart and fun. Jo-Anne is a certified SCUBA diver, who has called the USA, Mexico and Canada home. When she’s not writing, Jo-Anne enjoys gardening, cooking and reading.
My personal motto:
“Be kind (it’s free), be grateful (you have more than you know).”
- A typical work day begins with… caffeine, preferably sipped while in bed, and if not, while in a housecoat.
- I lose track of time… when writing … or reading … or gardening – oh dear… seems I’m easily distracted.
- I have always… sought waves.
- I have never… successfully pull-started any gas engine.
- Home means to me… feeling welcome, and a warm embrace.
- I am inspired by… people who are physically and mentally challenged.
- I would like to meet… my maternal grandfather – I never knew him.
- My worst character trait… perfectionist.
- My best character trait… sense of humour.
- The best advice I was given… the value of a minute (from a wise manager many years ago).
Every Gift has its Price . . .
When Emelynn Taylor accepts a mysterious gift from a stranger, her life alters irrevocably. Haunted by terrifying abilities she can’t control, Emelynn returns to her abandoned home on the British Columbia coast where she vows to take command of her unruly gift. A near-fatal miscalculation drops her into the hands of a man who takes her breath away and an underground society who share the gift; but as they steer her into unknown territory, secrets surface and conspiracies are revealed. Will Emelynn master her dangerous gift and escape the unfolding web of perils before they take her life?
Purchase links (global Amazon links):
Review: The Gift: Awakening (The Gift Legacy, #1)
Review: The Gift: Revelation (The Gift Legacy, #2)
Upcoming reviews (please refer to ‘Reviews with deadline’ widget):
The Gift: Redemption (The Gift Legacy, #3)
The Gift: Penance (The Gift Legacy, #4) – later this year
Stay tuned – there will be a fifth book! 🙂
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interesting, deep vision…your title of this post is highly powerful…
Thank you very much, Mihran.
It probably isn’t easy to change the mind of a history buff. J. P. McLean is the first and so far only author who has drawn me totally into her fantasy world. I have read and loved every book of this series. It felt good to “live on a different plain” for a while and forget the pressing issues I had.
This appreciation of an author and her work is something every author dreams of, Giselle. I am glad that you feel that way about Jo-Anne and her series. We all need the opportunity to dive into stories for a while, then return, and ideally being more relaxed.
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I like it when Karen has a free flow interview which gives us more about the author!
Jo-Anne sounds like a great friend and author. I liked her motto as well as her answers to the open ended sentences. This was like sharing a delicious iced tea with someone famous, a real treat! Smiles, Robin
Thank you very much for your kind words, Robin. I am glad that you enjoy my ’10 Statements’ series.
Jo-Anne is amazing and I am very honoured that she made her appearance on my blog.