*Jacqueline provides a variety of services including author visits, one-on-one coaching and manuscript assessments. Find out further details below*


Author Visits

Author visits can encourage and supplement literacy programs.

It is a wonderful opportunity to inspire creativity, expression and discovery.

Jacqueline enjoys school visits and has presented to school groups as large as 400. As a qualified workplace trainer and assessor she is committed to providing an inclusive and optimal learning environment. Her sessions have been developed to nurture imagination, a sense of adventure and wonder for all the world has to offer.

Jacqueline has been part of numerous literary events including the Canberra Writers Festival, the NSW Kids & YA Festival, the Noted Festival and events organised through The Children’s Book Council of Australia. She has toured her books internationally. 

Visits can take on a variety of forms. Please contact Jacqueline for further information and to discuss tailored sessions.

School Visits – Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary

Duration & Group Size: Sessions run for 45-60 minutes. Jacqueline is flexible with the size of groups. 

*Full day and half day sessions can be arranged where Jacqueline can deliver sessions to several classes. Please contact Jacqueline for further information and to discuss pricing for these sessions.* 

Talks may include:

story time readings and presentations

the world of literature – the importance of multicultural literature & diverse perspectives

the process of creating a book

the magical partnership between an author and illustrator

finding your authentic voice

rewriting and proofreading

meeting book characters

writing on topics that matter

Cost: $200 (in accordance with the Australian Society of Authors recommended rates of pay for author appearances)

*A complimentary signed book for the school library is included for schools willing to host a book signing (sending home order forms prior to the visit).*

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School Adventure Pack

The School Adventure Pack is a delightful substitute to an author visit. They are perfect for schools located in regional areas.

The pack includes a personally signed copy of one of Jacqueline’s books along with extensive teaching notes and activity sheets. The packs have been designed to encourage learning through exploration, with an emphasis on cultural awareness, geography, values and mindfulness.

Cost: $50 (+ postage)

Please contact Jacqueline for further information and to discuss tailored packs and prices.


Have an idea but not sure how to execute it? Need a game plan to reach your goals? Searching for specific guidance on publishing pathways and embarking on your creative venture?

Jacqueline offers pay per session one-on-one coaching to help you get one step closer to achieving your audacious dreams!

All coaching sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs.

Contact Jacqueline for more details.

Manuscript Assessment Service

Have a first draft but don’t know how to improve it? Looking for support to strengthen your manuscript?

After many requests from aspiring authors to read their work, Jacqueline now offers a manuscript assessment service.

Jacqueline is not a publisher but she is able to provide useful feedback to help get your story ready for submission.

Jacqueline will present you with a detailed feedback sheet with constructive suggestions on your plot, structure and characters. She will comment on basic grammar and spelling, however it is always recommended that before submitting to a publisher you engage the services of a proof-reader or editor.

Cost of Service

Picture Books – up to 500 words – $100

Chapter Books – up to 5,000 words – $300

Novels (adult/children) – up to 10,000 words – $600

Contact Jacqueline for more details.