J. R. McLeay is a graduate of the University of Toronto.  He is an avid biogerontology researcher, with specific focus on the mechanism of aging at the cellular level. 

Based on exciting recent breakthroughs in the field of molecular biology, J. R.'s debut novel The Cicada Prophecy paints a picture of how the world might look if everybody lived forever while eternally young. 

A bold and provocative premise predicated on emerging science, his vision of the future is sure to stoke both wonder and alarm at the prospect of children taking over the planet.

J. R. is currently working on his follow-up story, set in the meditteranean isles.  Extending the research underpinning the Cicada Prophecy, his new novel explores more possibilities with life regeneration.