About the Author


June Hall McCash is the author, co-author, or editor of thirteen books (four historical novels, eight nonfiction works, and one book of poetry) as well as numerous articles. 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 historical, museum, library, book clubs, 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 most recent books are Marguerite’s Landing, published in 2016, and The Boys of Shiloh, published in December, 2015.

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 as outstanding alumna award 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 also serves on the board of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association.

4 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.


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