Jack Casey: Author, Playwright, Songwriter

Jack Casey: Author, Playwright, Songwriter

Jack Casey / Photo by CharlieSamuels.com

JACK CASEY (1950—) writes novels about his native upstate New York.

His books include A PARLIAMENT OF FOWLS (StoneGate, Ink., 2012), KATERI — LILY OF THE MOHAWKS (Staff Picks Press, 2012; Bantam, 1984), A LAND BEYOND THE RIVER (Bantam, 1988; Diamond Rock, 2005) and THE TRIAL OF BAT SHEA (Diamond Rock, 1994, 2011). He has written two staged versions of BAT—one, a play with music, the other a courtroom drama.

After completing Yale, he traveled widely in Europe, America and Mexico before returning home to write. “The more I saw on the road, the more I loved and missed the Albany-Troy-Saratoga region,” he said. “Our impact upon the American way of life offers plots and themes that are epic in scope. With such easy access now from the Internet, I hope many more people will enjoy my work.”

Mr. Casey has practiced law, and involved himself in New York State politics beginning in 1980. From his position in the State Capitol, he has experienced firsthand major upheavals that affected New Yorkers. Semi-retired since his children are raised, he now turns his full attention to writing about the visionaries, lovers, rogues and even outlaws of New York State’s colorful past and present.

He is represented by Chip MacGregor, of MacGregor Literary. His publicist is Duncan Crary.

[Author Photo by Charlie Samuels]