Jean Ure was born in Surrey, where she still lives today. She started writing at an early age, filling up exercise books with stories inspired by whatever she was reading at the time! Her first novel, Dance For Two, was published when Jean was only fifteen. I thought that from then on it would be easy, she says. How wrong...!
During the next few years Jean took a variety of jobs to support herself whilst she carried on writing, including cook, temp, trainee nurse and usherette. After two years working in Paris with NATO and UNESCO she enrolled at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Drama where she met her husband, the actor Leonard Gregory.
Jean Ure`s career finally took off in the 1980`s, with a series of popular novels for teenagers. She has written numerous books for a wide range of ages, making her one of the top-selling children`s authors of our time.
Jean lives in a 300 year old house in Croydon with her husband, and their rescued animals.