Theatre school dropout, ex-999 operator and occasional forklift driver, Jenni writes children’s books with a magical twist. She loves to take real and familiar places and events and add a layer of mystery and hocus-pocus.
She had the good fortune to be selected for the first year of the ‘WriteMentor’ scheme and mentored by Lindsay Galvin, author of The Secret Deep. As well as her magical middle-grade novels, Jenni writes short contemporary YA stories for reluctant and struggling readers, including Torn and Wanted for Badger Learning.
Jenni has an Open University degree in English Language and Literature, a 500-metre swimming badge and a great recipe for chocolate brownies. She lives in Staffordshire with her husband and two children. She loves old photographs, picture books and tea, but is wary of manhole covers following an unfortunate incident.
Jenni’s first book, The Vanishing Trick, was published as a lead debut in Spring 2020 from Simon & Schuster Children’s, with the second novel to follow in 2021.