About Me


     My debut novella was chosen as the winner of Cedar Fort Inc.'s 2013 Holiday Tale Contest. 'A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom,' was released on October 8th, 2013. This story is a contemporary Christian romance novella.
     The first book in the 'Bonita Creek Series' was released on April 28th, 2015. The book, 'Robin's Reward', is a contemporary Christian romance set in the coastal mountains of California in the Mendocino coastal region. 

     'Handmade Hearts' is an inspirational historical romance short story inspired by a true story. Set in New Orleans during World War II, the story was released in late December, 2018.

     'RES-Q Tyler Stop' is a middle-grade historical adventure set in Sonoma County, California, in 1968. This was my debut in children's literature! This novel was released on April 22, 2019.

     For more information about my fiction books, please visit the pages tabbed with each book's title on this blog.



    I have been sewing since I was eight years old. My Grandma McCrary and my Aunt Carolyn were instrumental in sharing their sewing talents and knowledge with me over the years. 

    In junior high and high school I took every class the district offered. In my senior year of high school my sewing teacher, Mrs. Brown, asked me if I wanted to take Independent Study from her so I could continue learning more about tailoring and sewing.  Of course, I accepted her offer! I continued making my own clothes, home decor, and gifts for friends and family.

    In 2000, I took my first quilting class, and I was hooked! I continued taking classes at the local quilt shop until I felt confident and competent enough to pursue this hobby on my own.

    In late 2007, I began designing my own projects and submitting them to magazines, books, and sewing industry manufacturers for publication. I was fortunate enough to have over one hundred of my original sewing, stitchery, and quilting designs published in the United States and in the United Kingdom during an eight-year period. 

  ๐Ÿงต Now I publish my original sewing designs as Kindle ebooks available in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com. All of my books are available for free through the Kindle Unlimited program. These patterns can be found on my Amazon Author Page

๐Ÿงต The cover and direct link to Amazon for each sewing pattern is on the right sidebar on the 'Home' page of this blog. Find the pattern covers beneath my photo at:  https://authorjunemccraryjacobs.blogspot.com/

Over one hundred of my original sewing, quilting, and stitchery projects and articles have been published in the past decade-plus in sewing books, on sewing industry blogs, and in sewing and crafting magazines distributed nationally and internationally. Here is a sampling of just a few of my published designs:


{Suitcase and Word Game photos are courtesy of 
Storey Publishing. Photos taken by Julie Toy.}

A Californian since age six, I enjoy reading, writing, walking, visiting botanical gardens and parks, photography, touring historic homes and museums, cooking, designing, sewing, quilting, sewing for charity, crafting, and hand-embroidery.

As a professional educator for twenty years, my passion was teaching reading and literacy skills to Kindergarten through fourth grade students. I enjoyed passing on my love of books and the written word to these children through my teaching and our daily classroom activities. The students' unceasing love of books was an inspiration to me on a daily basis.

--Email:  junemccraryjacobs [at] gmail [dot] com

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