|Born||June 19, 1957
|Education||Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northern Illinois University|
Early in her career Rabe worked for the Quincy Herald-Whig in Quincy, Illinois, and then for the Evansville Courier & Press in Evansville, Indiana. She went on to work for TSR, Inc., and was the Director of the RPGA, writing magazine articles, writing and editing Dungeons & Dragons and Gamma World gaming modules and eventually novels.
She has written numerous fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories in Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and Star Wars settings.
Dragonlance: Death March was nominated for the 2009 Special Gaming Scribe Award for Best Original gaming-related tie-in novel. The Scribe awards are given out by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.
Three of her Star Wars short stories, namely "The Breath of Gelgelar", "Day of the Sepulchral Night", and "The Farrimmer Cafe" have been published in the Star Wars Adventure Journals.
Rabe was the business manager and later the editor of the bimonthly SFWA Bulletin, published by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In June 2013, Rabe resigned the post in the course of a controversy about sexism in SFWA Bulletin articles written by, among others, Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg.
- 1995 Maquesta Kar-Thon, with Tina Daniel
- 1996 Dawning of a New Age, Dragons of a New Age series
- 1997 Day of the Tempest, Dragons of a New Age series
- 1998 Eve of the Maelstrom, Dragons of a New Age series
- 1999 The Silver Stair, Bridges of Time series
- 2000 Downfall, the Dhamon Saga
- 2001 Betrayal, the Dhamon Saga
- 2002 Redemption, the Dhamon Saga
- 2004 The Lake of Death, Age of Mortals series
- 2007 The Rebellion, The Stonetellers series
- 2008 Death March, The Stonetellers series
- 2009 Goblin Nation, The Stonetellers series
- 1991 Red Magic, a Forgotten Realms: The Harpers series
- 1994 Secret of the Djinn, Endless Quest series
- 1995 Night of the Tiger, Endless Quest series
- 1996 Sands of Deception, Endless Quest series
- 2004 The Finest Creation, Finest Trilogy
- 2005 The Finest Choice, Finest Trilogy
- 2006 The Finest Challenge, Finest Trilogy
- 2006 Aftershock, a Shadowrun novel with John Helfers
- 2006 Return to Quag Keep, with Andre Norton
- 2006 A Taste of Magic, with Andre Norton
- 2007 Fenzig's Fortune
- 2008 Dragon Mage, with Andre Norton
Dungeons & Dragons modules
- Rabe, Jean; Williams, Skip (1989). Child's Play. WG10. World of Greyhawk: TSR, inc. p. 32. ISBN 0-88038-756-4. 9265.
- Rabe, Jean (1989). Vale of the Mage. WG12. World of Greyhawk: TSR, inc. p. 64. ISBN 0-88038-816-1. 9270XXXX1401.
- Rabe, Jean (1993). Swamplight. GA2. TSR, inc. p. 32. ISBN 1-56076-588-7. 9424XXX1501.
- Historical Hauntings, with Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, March 2001; ISBN = 0-88677-992-8)
- Sol's Children, with Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, 2002)
- Renaissance Faire, with Andre Norton (DAW 2005)
- Furry Fantastic, with Brian M Thomsen (DAW 2006; ISBN = 0-7564-0381-2)
- Time Twisters, with Martin H Greenberg (DAW 2007; ISBN = 0-7564-0405-3)
- Pandora's Closet, with Martin H Greenberg (DAW 2007; ISBN = 0-7564-0437-1)
- Terribly Twisted Tales, with Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, May 2009; ISBN = 0-7564-0554-8)
- Spells of the City, with Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, Dec 2009; ISBN = 0-7564-0567-X)
- Timeshares, with Martin H Greenberg (DAW 2010; ISBN = 0-7564-0615-3)
- Steampunk'd, with Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, 2010; ISBN = 978-0-7564-0643-1)
- Boondocks Fantasy with Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, due out January 4, 2011; ISBN = 0-7564-0653-6))
- Blue Kingdoms
- Blue Kingdoms: Shades & Specters, with Stephen D. Sullivan (Walkabout Publishing, Jan, 2008; ISBN=0-9802086-5-3)
- Blue Kingdoms: Buxom Buccaneers, with Stephen D. Sullivan (Walkabout Publishing, July 15, 2008; ISBN=0-9802086-5-3)
- Blue Kingdoms: Mages and Magic, with Stephen D. Sullivan (CreateSpace, Dec 2010; ISBN = 1-4564-8395-1)
- Author Profile: Jean Rabe retrieved Jan 11, 2011
- Scribe Award Nominees Announced posted March 26, 2009, retrieved December 29, 2010
- Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award
- SFWA: New Andre Norton Award retrieved Dec 29, 2010
- "Jean Rabe". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009.
- SFWA Bulletin Editorial Staff retrieved Dec 29, 2010
- Anders, Charlie Jane (6 June 2013). "The editor of SFWA's bulletin resigns over sexist articles". io9. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
- Rabe's website
- Rabe's roleplaying game credits (archive)
- Jean Rabe at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database