Jan Cleere, is an author, historian and lecturer who writes about the early people of the desert southwest. Her historical nonfiction books reflect her love of the west and her knowledge of western history. She is a magna cum laude graduate of ASU West with a degree in American Studies, a Roads Scholar with the Arizona Humanities Council, and serves on the Coordinating Council of the Arizona Womenâ€™s Heritage Trail, an organization dedicated to linking womenâ€™s history to historic sites throughout the state. She is the author of five award-winning books and featured in three anthologies. She lectures around the state about the early women who were instrumental in settling and civilizing the Territory of Arizona. Jan also writes a monthly column for Tucsonâ€™s Arizona Daily Star detailing the lives of some of Southern Arizonaâ€™s amazing women. For more information about Jan and her work, visit her website at www.JanCleere.com.