Born and educated in the UK, Jean worked as a British diplomat for several years.  She spent much of her life working overseas in Embassies and High Commissions in Australia, Brussels, the Caribbean, China, East Berlin, Indonesia, Mauritius, and Switzerland.  She has travelled extensively around the world and writes about all the countries she had lived in, or visited. 

Set in Australia, ‘Deadly Diplomacy’ is her debut diplomatic crime novel, and the first of a trilogy featuring diplomat Jess Turner and Australian DI Tom Sangster.  

Jean now lives in North Yorkshire.  She is a member of Script Yorkshire and an active contributor to regional theatre. She has written and staged several plays.