Jacqueline is a Channel Islander living in England. She was lucky enough to have a fantastic childhood, full of fun and adventure, and spent much of it out of doors – camping, sailing and skating. Because her father was in the Navy, she moved house and school often, and the best part of every year was returning to Jersey and seeing her grandparents and friends waving from the harbour wall as her family arrived by boat.
She read English and American Literature at University and after that worked as a gardener, farmer, secretary and cook until she trained as a teacher. Her best schools were tiny village schools in remote parts of the country, and she wrote about everything she saw and did. Some her poems have been published and she has written articles for newspapers and magazines.
She’s also kept a sketchbook all her life. She enjoyed keeping chickens on Exmoor, has had several dogs and cats, loves singing, playing the piano and flute and is now learning the ukelele and the cello. She still loves sailing and hill walking, but her best thing is laughing and singing with friends and family. Favourite treats: doughnuts, strawberries and cherries.