Jan Winebrenner grew up in Northern Arizona, spending her teen years on the Navajo Indian Reservation where her parents taught school. Her writing and speaking gifts were further refined at Northern Arizona University and John Brown University where she studied literature and education.
A freelance writer for 32 years, Jan authored eight books and wrote countless articles for periodicals as diverse as VIETNAM TODAY, LEADERSHIP, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, TODAY'S CHRISTIAN WOMAN, and DECISION. She wrote feature articles for a parenting magazine for two years before changing her focus to writing books infused with a love of classical Christian literature. Jan founded the Dallas Christian Writers Guild and frequently speaks for writers' groups and college and university writing classes. Mentoring and encouraging other writers is one of her passions.
Jan currently lives in Plano, Texas, and serves on the board of a Christ-based Recovery ministry in her church. She maintains an active schedule of speaking, teaching and serving, and is engaged in Bible-based 12-Step studies. Jan's training as a Spiritual Director has only complemented her pursuit of Biblical Recovery and further increased her passion for the transforming work of God in her own life, as well as in the lives of others. She loves ministering to women, encouraging them to explore and discover their unique relationship with the God who loves them deeply. Jan is delightfully married, a mom to two and grandmother of four.