Jean is a true cockney and was born and bred in East London. She is also a retired district nurse and university lecturer.
She is the author of fifteen novels all set in East London. Her first series was a mid-1800s family Saga featuring the Nolan family. The second jumped forward a hundred year to post-war, pre-NHS district nurses Britain with Mille Sullivan and Connie Byrne. Jean is currently writing the penultimate book in her Ration Book Series focusing on the boisterous Brogan family during the dark days of WW2. In addition, she leads writing workshop and is a regular guest speaker at WIs, U3As and on cruise ships.