Janet Dean grew up in a family who cherished the past and had a strong creative streak. Her father recounted fascinating stories, like his father before him. Their tales instilled in Janet a love of history and the desire to write. She married her college sweetheart and taught first grade before raising two daughters. Janet never lost interest in American history and the accounts of strong men and women of faith who built this country. The Deans love to travel and spend time with family.