Ties That Bind is Jeannine’s twenty-sixth published book. Though she cannot remember ever not making up stories, she never seriously considered writing as a profession while in school. That seemed to be something people in New York did and she lived mostly in New Mexico. Though after a while she did begin sending in manuscripts and receiving rejections. She wrote while she worked in various businesses. She was in banking, an insurance office manager, director of publicity for a university, and a motel manager. Jeannine was born in Wisconsin; lived in Chicago, Illinois; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tustin, California; San Leandro, California; Seattle, Washington; several other places, and now resides in the state of her birth, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of Henry and Mildred Tyrack, mother of Daniel Michael McGrew and wife of Louis Van Eperen. She and Lou love to travel and often do so. Jeannine loves to include many of the places she’s visited into her stories, and because she’s been there, she knows her settings are authentic. When not traveling or writing, she enjoys reading, needlework, playing Euchre with her friends and trying to play her Casio keyboard.