JEAN MILLS grew up in Willowdale, a leafy suburb of Toronto, where she cheered for the Leafs, read endless piles of books and started writing stories at a very young age. At age twelve, when the local North York Public Library included three of her poems in an anthology and introduced her as “a writer to watch”, Jean knew her career path was set: she was going to be an author.
Jean has been writing and editing professionally for over thirty years. Her essays, reviews, features and children’s stories have appeared in publications across Canada. She’s written material for the educational market, is a former college Communications teacher and recently left her job on the Media & Communications team at Curling Canada to focus on her own creative writing for young readers.