Jean Norvell was born in London England, educated at London University, with a major in English and a minor in Theology. Married with two children, she lives in New Castle, Delaware. An Air Force wife, she travelled the world with her husband, and during one three year assignment in Japan studied Garment Design and pattern making. She was an Associate at W.L. Gore & Associates, creators of GORE-TEX® fabric. Jean worked in Product Development, and a number of her inventions resulted in several patents. She writes a bi weekly column in the New Castle Weekly which focuses on the Penn family and 17th Century history in England and America. She owns a business – ‘Bit of History’ – housed in 1682 circa house reputed to be the home where William Penn spent his first night in New Castle.