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Jeann Beattie was born May 21, 1922 and was a Canadian novelist and journalist. She began her career working as a clerical staffer for the St. Catherines Standard in 1940. In 1944 she left the paper to study journalism at Columbia University. After graduating she worked as a freelance journalist for a variety of Canadian newspapers and magazines, including MacLean's. In 1950 she won The Ryerson Press award for fiction with her book "Blaze of Noon". She was a television producer for CBC Televsion.
She would publish 2 other books "Behold the Hour" in 1959, and "And the Tiger Leaps" in 1971.
Jeann passed away September 17, 2005.