Jacqui Halpin grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and still lives there with her husband, one of her three adult children and a cat called Loki.
Her passion for children’s literature started when reading bedtime stories to her children. They outgrew their childhood books but Jacqui never did. In fact, she was determined to write her own.
Jacqui writes junior fiction, picture books, and short stories (for adults and children). Her first picture book, Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse, illustrated by John Phillips, will be published in July 2017 by Little Pink Dog Books.
Jacqui has also co-written her father’s memoir A Long Way from Misery as she believes it’s important to record the experiences and tales of Australia’s older generations before they are lost. And because he had a story worth telling!
She has combined her love of children’s books and her desire to preserve Australia’s social history, and is currently writing a series of historical boys’ own adventure stories inspired by her father’s childhood escapades on a farm called Misery.
Jacqui is a founding member of Write Links, which is a great group of people who love to write and illustrate children’s books as much as children love to read them. www.brisbanewritelinks.com