Welcome!

I’m J.L. McCreedy, author of The Orphan of Torundi and the Liberty Frye series.

This site is a work in progress (aren’t we all?) but for now, you can find media links on the menu bar above. Any new blog posts are under the What’s New tab, but if you wish to know a bit about me and the worlds of yore in which I lived—including those that inspired the settings behind my books—, you can read of my past misadventures at TongaTime.com.

Contact: Please feel free to drop me a note at author (“at” sign) jlmccreedy (dot) com

Happy voyaging!


Personally autographed copies of all books are available for purchase.


Upcoming Book Events for the Liberty Frye Series!

USO Vicenza

For military folks and their families in the Vicenza area, join me at the USO Vicenza (Caserma Ederle) on Wednesday, March 8, starting at 9 am. We can talk books, adventures, ideas … and anything else fueled by caffeine during Wake up Wednesday!

No other events to report at the moment … except those that involve a laptop, coffee and imaginative worlds.

Past Events: (Click to read more)

December 2, 2022 Author Visit at Landstuhl Elementary Library!

Landstuhl Elementary School Library Liberty Frye Author Visit

January 17-31, 2021: Book giveaway “Blog Hop.” Visit Rockin’ Book Reviews for your chance to win a copy of Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen, then “hop” on to the next blog to enter more giveaways!

2021 Winter Wishes Giveaway Hop! {Ends 1/31/21} – Rockin’ Book Reviews

November 11, 2020: CLiF’s Fall Storytelling Series (virtual) -Hosted by the Children’s Literacy Foundation

June 17, 2020: Of Magic and Maidens: The evolution of the female protagonist and developing strong female characters (virtual) -Hosted by White Mountains Community College Fortier Library

January 24, 2020: Find Your Sand (keynote speech) -A Day of Celebrating the Arts, hosted by Gorham High School

October 29, 2019: Author Visit with 4th and 5th Graders at Bethlehem Elementary School -Hosted by Bethlehem Public Library

October 12, 2019: Strawberry Banke Fall & Children’s Book Festival -Hosted by Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

June 7, 2019: Author Visit at John Fuller Elementary -John Fuller Elementary, North Conway, NH

May 24, 2019: Author Presentation with the Eddy School -Hosted by Table Rock Arts Center, Bethel, Maine

April 8, 2019: Author Presentation -Hosted by Gorham Public Library

March 28, 2019: Author Presentation -Hosted by Weeks Memorial Library, Lancaster, NH