Jennifer honed her writing skills as an art educator, exhibition curator and lecturer, and field anthropologist in remote sites in western Canada and Arnhem Land. With a Ph.D in Art History and Anthropology, she has written many published articles on Australian Indigenous art traditions and the reference work Bundjalung Jugun, a history of the Bundjalung Nation of Northern NSW.
Jennifer’s fiction writing stems from her passion for history, especially Australia’s colourful past. Blighted dreams, moral dilemmas, betrayals, and unrequited love are doubly resonant set against a background of Victorian Era paternalism or the folly of colonial wars.
She has a strong interest in short stories and is published in several Romance Writers of Australia Little Gems anthologies, Imagine, and The Mirror, 2021. Her novel, Postcards from Ka’anapali, was released at the Byron Writers Festival.
Jennifer lives near rainforest in the Northern Rivers of NSW with her four-legged literary critic, Morphelina. When she isn’t writing or thinking about her current project, she enjoys propagating hippeastrums, shopping in country markets, networking with writer friends, and prowling bookstores looking for her next Must Have.
At present she is revising her novel, Dear Departed, a tale of mass hysteria among young ladies set in Newcastle in the colonial era.