Jeannine Van Eperen has lived in New Mexico for most of her life and she enjoys using the state as settings for many of her books. She attended the University of New Mexico, the College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, in Albuquerque, and also Western States University College of Law in Anaheim, California. She and husband, Lou, currently reside in Wisconsin, the state of her birth. She has a son, Daniel Michael McGrew, and a stepson, Raymond Van Eperen, and grandchildren. She has worked in the banking, insurance and motel management fields and was the Director of Publicity and Assistant to the Dean of Students at the University of Albuquerque. An avid reader, Jeannine reviews books under her name and under a pen name. She enjoys visiting distant places, downhill skiing, the theatre and needlework.