Jan Carol was born in California near Pebble Beach, spending much of her childhood on the Pacific Grove Beach with her friends climbing rocks, dodging the waves, just enjoying life In her early adulthood, she lived in the desert of southeast New Mexico with her husband and children. The last twenty-plus years she?s called the Ozark Plateau of south-central Missouri home. Writing since she was a teen, she has included the areas of California, New Mexico, and the Missouri Ozarks in her book settings. Romance novels is her best genre, she feels, but she has also written children?s books, and loves writing poetry. To this date, Jan is in the process of self-publishing several of her works that she's only written because ?are just there? in her mind. She has several friends and family members who have read her works and they have encouraged her over the years to get them published. Now a grandmother raising two granddaughters, Jan has even more to write about through her life?s experiences. The joys of having raised five of her own children is one of her greatest treasures. Married thirty-five years to a wonderful man, there are years of memories to fall back on for her future books. The couple is still very much in love. They live on twelve acres with two of their adult children living in the area and their other children scattered throughout the states.