Meet Jacqueline

Jacqueline is an international award winning author who adores exploring all the world has to offer! Her love of travel started at age three on moving from Sri Lanka to Australia with her parents. Having family sprinkled around the world; she has lived, worked and been on many adventures overseas. She currently resides in Canberra with her Irish-South African husband (who she met on an escapade in America), her daring daughter, adorable son and cheeky beagle named Sherlock. Her appreciation of travel and uniqueness of culture has been captured in the pages of her books. Jacqueline hopes that her stories will encourage children to learn more about the world and journey far and wide discovering, appreciating and understanding the vibrancy found within it.



2020 Award Winner – Book Excellence Award 

2019 Shortlisted Book – Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

2017 Anne Edgeworth Young Writers Fellowship Recipient

2017 Shortlisted Book – Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

2017 Award Finalist – American Best Book Awards



Details of Jacqueline’s appearances and media articles can be found under ‘news stories‘ on this website. 


Founder and Director 






Memberships & Associations

Story Creators Community – Founder and Director

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) – Member

Children’s Book Council of Australia – Member

ACT Writers Centre – Member

Love2Read Canberra – Friend

Just Write For Kids – Friend

& more…