Born in New Zealand Jean Klier trained as a teacher before leaving for Papua New Guinea to teach English in a mission school. There she met and married Dieter. After their daughter was born in Mt Hagen they moved as a family back to New Zealand.
Jean studied at Otago University as an adult student, completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education and extra-mural studies in Management.
In 2000 Jean and Dieter left for Australia. Jean had a chequered career as a tutor of adult migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds, co-management of a retirement village with her husband and teaching Aged Care and Disability subjects at a Registered Training Organisation.
Now Jean lives in Albury, New South Wales where she completed the manuscript for The Heart Still Sings. She plans to write a sequel entitled Quest For Truth – the winding, twisting route to find what happened to Dieter’s father.