Jean Wilcox Hibben, great-great-granddaughter of Elisabeth Thenee, is a national speaker, entertainer, and frequent author for genealogy publications. She makes her home in Riverside County, California with her husband of 35+ years and three dogs. They are parents of 4, grandparents of 24, and great-grandparents of 12. Jean is the Director of the Corona California Family History Center and is a Board member for the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists. She also holds offices in other genealogy organizations. Her philosophy is that who we are is a combination of our experiences, our associations, and our family; her grandmother's story of Elisabeth inspired this novel. Jean has a Masters degree in speech communication and a doctorate in folklore. Her passions are music and family history. More info is at circlemending.org.