Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jean Rabe  

Pen Name: Jordan Gray

Genre: Fantasy Fiction Mystery Science Fictioin Suspense Thrillers

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Ottawa, Illinois

-- Blog --
-- Website --
-- Rabe Jean Rabe on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rabe was born in Ottawa and lived in Quincy. She attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jean Rabe studied journalism at Northern Illinois University, then went to work as a news reporter, eventually working for Scripps Howard, where she managed their Western Kentucky bureau. After moving to Wisconsin she worked for TSR, Inc., the then-producers of the Dungeons & Dragons game. She wrote ''Dragonlance'' novels for several years and more than three dozen science fiction, fantasy, and adventure novels. Rabe has also written short stories and has edited many magazines and anthologies. Now, she prefers to write mysteries, thrillers and suspense and, mentor graduate-level writing students.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)