July 4, 1947
third daughter born to:
Neatwood & Mary Parks
High School, Louisville, Alabama
Livingston State University
Traveled abroad to work at the King Faisal
Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia. Lived
as a foreign resident in that oil-rich country until
Rape of Kuwait was published and sold 1.2 million
copies, reaching #2 on the New York Times bestseller
A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi
Arabia was published, selling three million copies
worldwide, reaching the bestseller list in many
countries, including the New York Times bestseller list
in the United States.
(Morrow & Avon)
Sultana’s Daughters was published, selling nearly
two million copies worldwide, reaching the bestseller
list in many countries.
(Doubleday & Dell)
Sultana’s Circle the third book in the Princess
Trilogy, to be published in May 2000.
Travel and reading and collecting books.
Jean routinely reads four to five books per week.
She collects antique books written by early
travelers to the Middle East and other exotic parts of
abandoned animals and placing them into good homes.
Jean makes her home in the Southern USA, she is a global
the advice of many well-meaning people, she recently
took an extended trip into Iraq.
She is also an accomplished speaker,
enthusiastically addressing any issue regarding human
rights, and most specifically, women’s rights.
A theme that particularly intrigues her at this
time is the subject of women’s issues in the new
steps can be taken to elevate the status of women in