Jo Neace Krause
Jo Neace Krause was born in eastern Kentucky in Breathitt County during WWII. Her family migrated to a town near Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended Ohio State University. She married historian John Thomas Krause and lived in Buffalo, New York. Presently, she lives on a farm in Coble, TN.
Krause shares her creativity by painting and writing. Her visual art can be found on the cover of her book, in various fine art galleries, and hanging in the Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead, KY.
Her short story collection, The Last Game We Played, was selected as the first winner of The Hudson Prize (formerly known as The Ontario Prize).
In her own words:
“I was born in Kentucky, my family moved to Cincinnati and later we moved to West Virginia. I don’t miss any of the places I lived in before. Now we live in Coble, part of Hickman County. I really do not like leaving home. Everyone should paint. Everyone should be made to paint. My artistic mission is top secret.”