Jo Neace Krause was born in Shoulder Blade, Kentucky. Her paintings hang in the University of Kentucky Art Center at Morehead, Kentucky, and in various galleries. She is represented by askart.com. Her writings and essays have appeared in various literary journals such as The Yale Review, Exquisite Corpse, Other Voices, University of South Caroline Review, Web del Sol, and other places. After winning a creative artist fellowship she attended Ohio State University. She lives in Duck River in Hickman County, Tennessee.