Jean’s qualifications are a Science Degree and Diploma of Education. Over the years she has been a teacher, illustrator, book reviewer, author, and blogger.
She aims to give her readers life-changing stories and content to enable fulfilment and success in life.
- spending time with her family.
- promoting the well-being and physical and emotional health of others.
- long walks on the beach.
- taking a break and drinking cappuccinos with friends.
She has taught for over 35 years, including drug education for 9 years, and was a teacher librarian for over 29 years. She was a book reviewer for the magazine SCAN, (now online), which is published by the NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre (CLIC). The reviews explore the use of curriculum resources in the learning environments.
She is a long-term member of the Australian Society of Authors, Omega Writers and the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Northern Sub-branch, (Minutes’ Secretary).
Her novel The Craving has won the 2020 CALEB Award for unpublished YA fiction. It’s a split time, YA book for the inspirational market. It’s a romance with the themes of addiction, brokenness, and transformation.
Other books: Jean is a co-author with best-selling author Ray Brehm for The Happiness Code: How Small Habits Will Change Your Life Starting Today (this book is a No. 1 Best Seller in Parenting Reference and other categories on Amazon) and The Wealth Code: Small Habits to Prosperity. (Due for release July 2021)
Jean has also illustrated three cookbooks which were published in Australia and internationally: The Breakfast Book, The Lunch Book and The Supper Book. (Editor: Lisa Highton – now in the UK).
Her play, The Girl with No Voice, was performed at the Seymour Centre, Sydney, in 2016 at the Arts’ North Festival.