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Happiness seeker

My story

After studying English and Classics at Robinson College, Cambridge, Jennifer taught English and Drama for twenty years in various schools including in Bradford, Paris and Derbyshire. 


Feeling the urge to write in her early 40s, Jennifer took an MA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was then mentored at the Golden Egg Academy.

Her debut YA novel, Igloo, was published by Beaten Track in Nov 2022; her second, Happiness Seeker was released in Nov 2023. Igloo won the prize at Eyelands International Book Awards.

When not reading or writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time in the mountains or by the sea and with her growing family.

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School Events

"Jennifer provided an excellent year 7 creative writing workshop. Students were engaged and enthralled. It gave them the chance to really hone their descriptive writing skills in preparation for their English Language exam."


Calderdale School

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"Thank you so much for your lovely visit, Jennifer. The students really enjoyed it and have been requesting your book."

Bradford School

"Thank you so much for your assemblies for World Book Day. The presentation on your writing journey was particularly valuable for our students. It was a pleasure working with you."

Barnsley School

"The session on the start of Happiness Seeker was inspiring and very enjoyable.  Thank you."

Calderdale School

Jennifer is available for author talks, creative writing workshops and school visits. For school visits, Jennifer is able to provide customised workshops for year groups 7-13, drawing on her twenty years of English and Drama teaching. This could, for example, use some of the themes and content of 'Igloo' as a springboard for AQA English Language writing tasks, other creating writing or linking to English Literature texts.

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