Jennifer taught English, Drama and Classics for twenty years in several schools, including four years in Paris. She later completed an MA in Creative Writing for Children at Manchester Metropolitan University and is also an alumna of the Golden Egg Academy.
Now retired, at least from teaching, Jennifer lives with her husband in West Yorkshire but enjoyes travelling to new places, particularly if they have mountains, including most recently to beautiful Romania. When not reading, writing or on her travels, she most loves to spend time with her expanding family.
Igloo is her debut novel and Happiness Seeker is her next novel, due to be released on 1 November 2023
"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."
"Thank you so much for your lovely visit, Jennifer. The students really enjoyed it and have been requesting your book."
"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."
"The session on the start of Happiness Seeker was inspiring and very enjoyable. Thank you."
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.