Featured Author Jean Petersen
Jean is an award-winning author of her recently released children's picture book, Kind Soup. Her cookbook, 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 with Chef Barrie Boulds was released in July 2018, and her children's picture book, Kind Soup, released October 2019 with Little Lamb Books. Kind Soup was awarded the Best Christian Children's Fiction book of 2019 with Best Indie Book Awards, and Story Monsters Approved 2019 Book Award winner for best 'Making a Difference' children's book.
She is working on her latest children's picture books, chapter books and novels. Jean writes her weekly children's column with Western Ag Reporter, and is freelance writing with multiple magazines. Her first children's nonfiction picture book, Moose Shoes , was released in 2007.
Jean is Colorado State University-Journalism alumni, and has been a freelance writer and weekly columnist for 15 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, Yellowstone Valley Woman and Raised in the West Magazine at Jean's Cuisines page.
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 handful of ducks and chickens, and four very lazy cats, along with any other critter who comes knocking at the door. They all give her lots of fuel for all her writing.