Jane McKellips lived in Oklahoma all her life. After receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, she was an elementary school teacher for four years. Then she began working as a piano teacher and freelance writer. Her favorite hobbies were reading (usually mysteries), cooking, and playing the piano.
McKellips authored two titles for Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing—Bill Wallace: Author of Adventure and Animal Stories and Dust Storm.