Featured Author Jean Petersen
Jean's recently released 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 on July 2018, and her next children's picture book, Kind Soup, releasing October 2019 with Little Lamb Books.
She 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 , 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 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 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.