J R Oneal was born in South Carolina and spent many years in the Pee Dee Region of that state. After retiring from the corporate world and venturing into the world of small business and part-time teaching, Oneal finally settled in South West Virginia to pursue his lifelong ambition of writing.
Oneal writes fast fiction and short stories and is currently working on a novel of life in nineteenth century South Carolina. He has published a book on his family history and a biography of his work life. This is Oneal's first publication of short stories.