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Jean Petersen-Children's Author & Freelance Writer

​​​​​​​Jean is looking forward to the Spring 2018 release of The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook-Local Ingredients and Rustic Recipes with Arcadia Publishing and The History Press as a part of their American Palate series, and releasing her children's Christian picture book in November 2018 called Kind Soup with Little Lamb Books.  Jean is in the final stages of completing her Life on the Ranch with Banjo chapter book to celebrate Banjo's 10 years with Western Ag Reporter coming up in March 2018,  is freelance writing with multiple magazines, and Moose Shoes was her first children's non-fiction picture book. We can't wait to see what creative yarn she weaves next!


Jean is Colorado State University-Journalism alumni, and has been a freelance writer and weekly columnist for 12 years with Western Ag Reporter covering a host of topics.  Her weekly children's column is called Life on the Ranch with Banjo. You can also find her feature articles published in Distinctly Montana magazine and Raised in the West Magazine.   

Jean lives near the Beartooth Mountains in scenic southern Montana on her small farm with her husband, four children, three mice-chasing Corgi's, two horses, a bottle calf named Beatrice-who likes to go on adventures,  a crippled lamb-who's best friend is Beatrice, and four very lazy cats-who don't chase mice and any other critter knocking at the door.  They all give her lots of fuel for all her writing.