Jennifer regards herself as an apprentice writer.  She’s now reached a stage in her life where she has the  courage to commit herself to writing and to devote time to practising the craft.

Jennifer has been involved in music throughout her life, mainly as an oboist. She says that the discipline of music practice helps her to be a disciplined writer.

At present she is working on an historical novel based in Woodend, where she used to live, a town about 50 km north west of Melbourne.

Jennifer has a blog on her website Little Smackerel. The blog contains short fiction,  reviews of plays, concerts and films and some travel writing.

Jennifer spends most of her writing time on her novel, but  also writes short stories. She has had one published in 21D another is to appear shortly in an anthology. Some of Jennifer’s nonfiction work has been published and she has been awarded honourable mentions in competitions. She has had stories read on ‘Cover to Cover’ on Vision Australia Radio.

Jennifer is a founding member of Elwood Writers, formed in 2007. She treasures the advice and support from her Elwood Writers colleagues.