Lou Dean grew up in Osage County Oklahoma and graduated from Ponca City High School and attended Oklahoma State University.
She is a twenty-year award winning writer with countless articles in print. Among her credits are Family Circle, Guideposts, McCalls, Ladies' Home Journal, Angels on Earth, Highlights for Children, Scouting, and Dog World Magazine.
Her first book Angels in Disguise, was part of the cover story in December 1996 People Magazine and the book was a 1999 nominee for the prestigious Colorado Blue Spruce Award. An excerpt from Angels In Disguise won article of the year at the 2000 Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City's Cowboy Hall of Fame. Her first novel Reaching for the Reins, won "Top Hand Award" from the Colorado Authors' League for young-adult book-length fiction in 2001.
Lou Dean divides her time between a mountain retreat in northwest Colorado and a place on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. For more information, visit her website.