Author Jean M. Auel was born is still alive as of 2015. She was born in February 1936. Auel continues to write and publish novels, and still tours the United States for book signings and events. Her latest book was published in 2011.
Jean M. Auel has been writing books since 1980, when she published "The Clan of the Cave Bear." She specializes in pre-historical fiction. Now in her 70s, Auel lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and five children. Her most recent novel, "The Land of Painted Caves," was published in 2011 and represented the final book in her Earth's Children series.