Jan Keating, grew up in the small prairie city of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. She received her high school education at Weyburn Collegiate Institute and her post secondary education at SIAST. She re-entered the work force as a working mom (with two daughters) as a secretary and Desktop Publisher for SaskPower Corp. Upon her retirement, she began painting and writing. Her years of desktop publishing for the corporation gave her a reasonable amount of skill and confidence to approach writing.
In 2020, she was prompted by her interest in a story pertaining to the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn (a care facility for the mentally ill) to write her first book, A Normal Boy: Living in an Asylum. Later that same year, due to the corona virus pandemic, Jan found the isolation period a perfect time to begin writing her second book about Sarah Powell, titled, A Prairie Girl: Living in Baghdad. Both books are inspired by true stories and both have a connection to Weyburn.
The author and her husband currently live in their waterfront home at Kenosee Lake, Saskatchewan, during the summers and in California during winters. She enjoys her art, writing, reading, golfing, boating and fishing as well as time with family and friends. Her love of the surrounding beauty inspires her art and is a perfect setting for her writing.