Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, Australia, lived in the US, Canada, and England, and now lives in Sydney again. She is the best-selling, prize-winning author of novels for children, young adults and slightly-older adults, including the Ashbury-Brookfield series and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy.  Her most recent books are The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and its companion,The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars.