About the Author: Jacqui Halpin
Jacqui’s passion for children’s literature started when reading bedtime stories to her children. They outgrew their childhood books but Jacqui never did. Jacqui writes junior fiction, picture books, and short stories (for adults and children). Her short stories appear in anthologies by Stringybark Publishing and Creative Kids Tales.
She has also co-written her father’s memoir, A Long Way from Misery, as she believes it’s important to record the tales of Australia’s older generations before they are lost. And because he had a story worth telling!
Jacqui is a Brisbane SCBWI author and founding member of Write Links, an active group of emerging children’s writers and illustrators, where she manages the Junior Fiction Critique Group.
While writing and editing Jacqui loves to sip tea from fine china and eat copious amounts of chocolate. She also has a love of bookshops, and should never be allowed to enter the children’s book section with a credit card in her possession.
About the Illustrator: Sandra Severgnini
Her fascination for the magical world around her inspires her words and brings sensitivity and humour to her illustrations.
Please have a look at Sandra’s Website.