I’ve always been a word lover, embarking on my first book at age seven, a bonkers re-write of seventeen favourite fairy tales. Forty years on I still love writing kids stories. My style is fun with a little bit of magic, or weird with a giant dose of creepy...
There's two places I write from - my home on Sydney’s northern beaches where I battle for ownership of the keyboard with my Chief Morale Officer, Softie the cat, or my favourite local cafe because the coffees are delicious and passing puppies always stop for a pat.
I have a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Macquarie University, am a Varuna House Alumni where I met the most amazing human beings, and wouldn't survive without my talented writing buddies from the Northern Beaches Writers' Group.
Along with cats, dogs and cappucinos, I love reading, cricket, science fiction, and anything to do with the ocean.
Jacqui Brown was born in London and moved to Australia with her family when she was six. She has a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology from UNSW and spent 20 years working in clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry before pursuing a life as a writer.
Jacqui has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Macquarie University, and was the recipient of the Eleanor Dark Varuna Flagship Fellowship for 2019 and winner of Press 53 Prime Number Magazine 53-word Story Contest. She is the editor of Women's Ink! magazine, official publication of the Society of Women Writers NSW, and is writing her first YA manuscript as well as stories for children.
Jacqui also writes and edits non-fiction for publications and freelance clients, you can see her work at Jacqui Brown Writes.
Jacqui lives on the northern beaches of Sydney with her husband, Phil, and her cat, Softie.