Jean Harrington

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About Jean

     Writing has me hooked though the realization was a long time coming. As a child I wanted to be a foreign correspondent when I grew up. I must have been a romantic even then, but reality set in and instead I went to the exotic University of Rhode Island for a degree in English literature and stayed on as a teaching assistant while I earned my master’s degree.

      In the meantime, I married John (he loves it when my heroes have his name), and we have two grown children, Mary Lee and Chris, and three granddaughters, Amy, Laura and Carolyn.

      After URI and a stint writing PR and advertising copy, I taught writing and lit for seventeen years at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. This period of my life was stimulating and fun, but all the while I was teaching, simmering on the back burner of my brain was the desire to return to my first love—writing.

      So when I left Becker and moved to Florida with Big John, the gig was up. I began to write and write and write, and, well, you get the picture . . . . My first two novels were Irish historicals, and then I turned to murder. As a result, I’m now hip deep in dead (fictional) bodies and loving every minute of it.

      Excerpts from my books are included in this site, so do take a peek at them and if you like, let me know what you think. Would love hearing from you. Thanks for “listening.”

Jean Harrington


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