Jordan Bollinger was born Jordan Meredith Johnson, on March 26th, 1952, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up in the uptown-riverside section of the city, within walking distance of her grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. There she attended Robert E. Lee School, through fourth grade.
That summer, her father moved the family north, to a two-hundred year-old farmhouse in the Connecticut countryside. There, he founded a small printing company which catered to the myriad of weekly town papers. In fact, her first job was working for him as a proof-reader.
After graduating from Weston High School, in the spring of 1970, she attended the University of Connecticut. There she earned a double major in Social Studies and Secondary Education. She completed college May of 1974; and later that summer, on July 22nd, she married her high school sweetheart.
She worked as a substitute teacher, until the fall of 1977, when she secured a permanent position teaching Social Studies and Political Science at her old high school. Shortly after retiring in the spring of 1997, she decided she would be happier unmarried and filed for a divorce.
In the spirit of a new beginning, she moved to Deland, Florida. And it was there, she started taking writing classes at Stetson University. She met her second husband, Mitchell Bollinger, in one of those classes. However, after only a year of marriage, Mitchell died in a car accident, leaving her alone and at loose ends.
Once again, she picked up and moved across the country -- this time west, to Tucson, Arizona. And, it was there that she began writing seriously. Today she lives just east of Tucson, in the quiet little town of Vail, with three wire-haired fox terriers and an ex-Marine.
What began as a little romance story, took on a life of its own, until it grew into her first romance series. Currently there are seven books slated for the Duty with Honor series, but the story just keeps going, so who knows.