A lifelong bookworm and secret scribbler, Jean now occasionally gets paid to write. She studied at Exeter and Cardiff Universities and, after her marriage, lived in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Here in Bristol she has taught creative writing and worked as a jounalist and advertising copywriter. Following a year off to see the world, she published the travel book Vagabond Shoes, which won the book prize at Winchester Writers’ Conference. Her novel, Who Needs Mr. Darcy? was published in 2012 by Little, Brown. She is currently writing a sequel and also has a historical novel looking for a home.