Hi, I’m Jen.
Author, Speaker & Mentor
In every book lies something magical waiting to happen…
Making words come to life on a page is when I’m happiest.
Even from a young age, I knew I‘d be a writer.
I cherished the stories my grandfather read to me as a child. Listening to him regale magical tales ignited a spark within me.
And the buzz of writing my first chapter book at age six is one I’ll never forget.
Becoming a published author has been a dream come true.
From Teaching to Writing
After 25 years as a primary school teacher, I decided to combine my love for writing with my teaching skills.
As an early childhood educator, I learnt that kids need to use their imagination and creativity to develop and thrive.
I was always searching for the perfect book to share with my class but unfortunately never found it.
So, I decided to write my own!
I wanted to create books that were not only fun and original, but also helped to develop literacy levels.
The biggest inspiration for my books is the children I teach – I turned their words into pages of a book.
Life as a Literacy Coach
For the last 7 years, I’ve been a literacy and Mindset coach and mentor for teachers across Queensland.
With my support and guidance, teachers are able to enhance the literacy levels of their students with ease and confidence.
I work with school principals to implement key literacy programmes within the Australian Curriculum. Together we promote the theory of transformational & growth mindset and the effects these have on learning.
I also write Romance
After years of writing for children, I turned my hand to romance.
It’s a genre I love and I’ve always been an avid romance reader.
Immersing myself in other people’s worlds is a way to escape and forget about the daily grind.
My novels are lunchtime reads: feel-good romance stories you can devour in an hour.
Things I Love
Living in Newcastle, NSW, means I have lots of amazing beaches to visit. Walking my dogs by the ocean is where I find solitude – my creative juices flow and ideas come to me.
I love hanging out with my grandkids and animals, going for coffee and getting lost in a book. I’m also on the board of the Hunter Writers Centre.