About the Author


June Hall McCash is the author, co-author, or editor of fifteen books (six historical novels, eight nonfiction works, and one book of poetry) as well as numerous articles. Her most recent book, published by Mercer University Press is called The Truth Keepers and is a sequel to Marguerite’s Landing. A third book in the series (as yet untitled) is in progress.

Her most recent award is first-place in the Chaucer Awards for Early Historical Fiction for her most recent novel Eleanor’s Daughter: A Novel of Marie de Champagne. Her novel, Plum Orchard, won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for best novel in 2013. Her first novel, Almost to Eden, also won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for first novel in 2011. She is the recipient of eight other literary awards for fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. She has spoken to many book clubs, as well as historical, museum, library, , and university groups throughout the South, as well as in Connecticut, New York, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and abroad in France, England, Ireland, Wales, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, and Canada. She has appeared in four film documentaries and on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Her nonfiction books have focused primarily on the history of Jekyll Island, Georgia, and medieval literature. Her novels are set largely on coastal Georgia, with the exception of Eleanor’s Daughter: A Novel of Marie de Champagne, published in November, 2019, which takes place in twelfth-century France, and The Boys of Shiloh, published in December, 2015, set in Civil-War Tennessee.

McCash holds a bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College as well as a master’s degree in French and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Emory University. Before becoming a full-time writer, she enjoyed an academic career at Middle Tennessee State University as a professor of French and humanities. At MTSU she was founding director of the University Honors Program (now Honors College) and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She was the recipient of MTSU awards for teaching, distinguished research (1996), and career achievement (2003), the latter being the highest award given to one faculty member each year by the MTSU Foundation, She is also the recipient of an outstanding alumna award for distinguished career  from Agnes Scott College in 1996.

She has been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Education. Serving as chair of Humanities Tennessee, she helped to found the Southern Festival of Books. She also served as president of the Southeastern Medieval Association and the International Courtly Literature Society. She has recently completed a nine-year term as a trustee of the Jekyll Island Foundation and currently serves on the Foundation’s advisory board.  She has also recently served a three-year term on the board of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association.

10 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Dr. McCash,
    I just purchased Marguerite’s Landing from the gift shop at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. I love the history and ambiance of the hotel and grounds and visit often. I was so delighted while reading Marguerite’s Landing to find that two of my ancestors are mentioned. Armand LeFils and Bernard LeFils are my fifth and sixth grandfathers. I have been restoring the LeFils family grave site in Darien and I am currently working to replace Armand’s missing headstone. If you are at Jekyll at a future date I would enjoy meeting you and sharing the Jekyll experience this someone else who seems to love it as I do.


  2. Great to hear from you, Carol. I’d like to meet you as well. I may be on Jekyll in early November, but that isn’t definite yet. I’m in the phone book there.


  3. Do you happen to be the June Hall whose father was a pastor at University Baptist Church in Miami in the 60s? If so, my brother, Tommy Morrison, and I, Linda, have often wondered about you! Even if you aren’t that same person I’d appreciate a reply!
    Thank you!
    Linda Morrison Girten


    1. No. I’m afraid not. I grew up in the Carolinas, and my father was a career army officer. Thanks for contacting me anyhow.


  4. The more I read your books, I love them more and want more.. I am from Jacksonville, Florida and live in the marsh on Pearson Island. I love books about our area. I started with Eugena Price’s novels. I have read so many, learning more and more each time. I have read about Cumberland, Jekyl, St. Simons, Fernandina, St. Augustine, Fleming and many other places. I loved Marguerite’s Landing and started looking for more of your books. The more I looked, the more I realized I had read them all. Thank you! Please continue to write!!


    1. Thank you for your comment. I have several more books either recently published, about to be published, or in progress. I plan to write as long as God gives me the time.


      1. I have a new novel being published early next year by Mercer University Press. It’s called The Truth Keepers and is a sequel to Marguerite’s Landing. You may be interested.


  5. Dear Dr. June Hall McCash:

    I have recently discovered that architect by the name Charles A. Alexander is associated with the church building where in am a member in Hinsdale, Illinois — suburb of Chicago.

    The building was built in a1887 which would have been nearly precisely the same time as the Chicago architect of the same name associated with the first season of Jekyll Island’s magnificent Clubhouse, year 1888.

    I am finding historic record of Charles A. Alexander’s work to be very sparse. So I wonder if you, steeped in matters Jekyll Island, might know any of:

    1. Index/information of Charles A. Alexander’s works near and far.
    2. Record of association Charles A. Alexander might have had with Frank Lloyd Wright. There may or may not have been any such association, however the question arises, their profession-in-common and the calendar years of their lives having crossed paths.
    3. Where was Charles A. Alexander’s office?
    4. Charles A. Alexander biographic sketch.
    5. Etc.

    I look forward to learning about any insights, possibly even documentation, you may know of or have.

    Very Respectfully,

    Charles Fischer
    P.S. Having now placed this inquiry in this way I do not know if, going forward, I best correspond the matter in this format or through more direct email?


    1. Dear Charles Fischer, I’m afraid I can’t be of much help. The book you refer to was published more than thirty years ago. I have donated all of the materials to the Jekyll Island Museum. You might check with them to see if they can help. Good luck. June Mccash


      1. Thank you very much, Dr.Cash.
        I will redirect inquiry to the museum.
        Thank you again,
        Charles Fischer


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