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jean reagan Welcome to my website! I am a children's author living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was born in Fairhope, Alabama, but spent most of my childhood in Japan.

My book, HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA, (2012, Knopf Books for Young Readers) is a humorous picture book about a little boy and his grandpa. It’s a NYTimes bestseller and an Indie Bestseller.

The companion book, HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA, (2014) is a sleepover story about a grandmother and her granddaughter. It's also a NYTimes and Indie bestseller.

These two books have become the start of a HOW-TO "series." HOW TO SURPRISE A DAD came out in March, 2015 and HOW TO CATCH SANTA came out in October, 2015.

My previous book, ALWAYS MY BROTHER, (2009, Tilbury House Publishers) is a story about a serious topic -- sibling loss.

2017 brings two new books in the series: HOW TO RAISE A MOM on March 28th and HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY on July 4th. After these, two more are under contract. In fact, I’m busily working on them right now!

In the summer, my husband and I serve as backcountry volunteers in Grand Teton National Park. We live in a patrol cabin that has no running water or electricity. Elk, deer, bears, and an occasional mountain lion are our neighbors.