Jean A. Vanderlinden is author and illustrator of The Secret Door and The Family Tree. She had a dream and captured it on paper and painted it with her words. She said, to read a book and let your mind soar. Her hobbies include story writing, chainsaw carving, and acrylic painting. Her latest endeavor is to bring her books to life with her chainsaw carvings of the characters in her books. She also enjoys gardening and landscaping. She lives in Two Rivers, Wisconsin with her husband, two grown children, and two grandchildren.