Jean was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and received her BA in English from Ohio Dominican College. She worked as an editor and office manager before finding her calling as a hypnotherapist. For more than twenty years she helped people heal addictions, change un-adaptive patterns, and learn how to lead more fulfilling lives. She also assisted prospective mothers to prepare for childbirth when she became certified in HypnoBirthing® (hypnosis for childbirth). Although now retired, Jean continues to teach relaxation techniques to cancer patients.  She lives, gardens, and writes in Bosque Farms, NM, with her husband and their canine buddy, Sevie the Super Dog.

Jean is past president of the Southwest Hypnotherapists Examining Board.  Her writing has appeared in several guided imagery anthologies and in a variety of privately published works.   Sometimes I Cry is her first full-length book.