Not much is known regarding children's author Phineas St. Clare. Born in the mid 1800's, this pirate-turned-philanthropist explorer left on a search for Shangri-La in 1901 and was never heard from again. His work went unnoticed until 1986, when an entire library of his manuscripts was discovered within a monastery crypt in Evansville, Indiana. These stories are currently being preserved and released publicly. Jeremiah Jettison and the World Beyond the Walls is the first volume of this project.