Jean Brashear

Jean Brashear

A letter to Rod Stewart resulting in a Cinderella birthday for her daughter sowed the seeds of USAToday and Kindle bestselling author Jean Brashear's writing career. A lifelong avid reader, at the age of forty-five with no experience and no training, she decided to see if she could write a book. It was a wild leap that turned her whole life upside down, but she would tell you that though she's never been more terrified, she's never felt more exhilarated or more alive. She's an ardent proponent of not putting off your dreams until that elusive 'someday'—take that leap now.

Over thirty published novels later, the three-time RITA finalist and RTBookReviews Career Achievement Award winner has accumulated a whole passel of war stories to swap and loves nothing better than talking writing and books with readers and fellow writers.

And she'd still take that leap, war wounds and all.

Jean is a fifth-generation Texan with pioneer roots and lives in Central Texas with her former Marine husband and a shaggy, stray, escaped-from-the-circus dog.

Author Photo by Kimberly Stephens Photography

Her books from BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books:

The Goddess of Fried Okra