Jacqui was born in Adelaide, but now lives in Perth. Involved in music and drama when young, it wasn't until she lived in the Pilbara during the seventies, and attended a weekend workshop run by Elizabeth Jolley, that she began to take writing seriously and completed a Correspondence Course in Creative Writing.
A late starter, she now writes mainly poetry. Her work has been published in the West Australian, Patterns, Famous Reporter, Studio, The Mozzie, Tamba and various anthologies, including "Lines In The Sand'', a collection of poetry and prose by Western Australian writers to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fellowship of Australian Writers group of WA. "The wonderful thing about that," Jacqui notes, "was that apart from the honour and glory, we all got paid $70."
She also recently wrote a memoir, "One Bite Of The Cherry" about the two years she and her family spent in Bangkok during the sixties while her husband was involved in a SEATO project.
Jacqui's poems (including her notes)
Biology Lesson - "inspired by a first line - 'Remember that summer' - seen in an American Writing
journal in 1986. It wrote itself so easily that I never showed it to anyone for ages."
Winter Afternoon - "came from a Poetry Workshop held on a freezing weekend in winter."
Dawn Epitaph - "my early morning walk beside the Canning River had to be captured."
- Reflection - "inspired by a beautiful English garden in the UK where we stayed one Autumn."