Jacque Duffy has written and illustrated seven children’s books in a series. These books were sought and purchased by the Queensland State Government and placed into schools and libraries.
One book has been used by mental health groups as a counselling tool for children made homeless after numerous natural disasters in Australia and New Zealand. It has now been digitized by the Queensland Education Department for special needs children.
In 2014 her picture book, The Bear Said Please will be released by Wombat Books. This book is also to be used in the National Curriculum Grammar Strategies book in schools alongside books by Mem Fox, Jackie French, Jeannie Baker and Narelle Oliver.
Jacque is an active member of SCBWI and various writing and illustrating organisations in Australia and Internationally. She is heavily involved in the literary and arts communities, attends and presents at conferences, festivals, television and radio interviews, and conducts workshops. Her artwork has won many major awards and is in galleries and private collections around the world.
Jacque was born in Brisbane, Queensland and grew up in the Redlands, she currently lives in a rainforest in the VERY WET, HOT AND STEAMY Far North of Queensland. Her house receives visits at night from all kinds of creatures, snakes, rare possums, wallabies and echidnas to name a few. She also has a crazy fluffy dog, a cranky cat and two one-eyed horses - all great characters for books. She enjoys travelling and has never been lost... she is always 'exploring'.
When she is not writing books, illustrating or painting for exhibitions, Jacque runs writing workshops, travels to writing conferences and mentors others who desire to write their book and make it the BEST it possibly can be. She is available for public speaking events, workshops on writing, illustrating and creating art for children from Prep to Grade 12, as well as adults.
Jacque has extensive experience speaking on a range of topics including PEN [International writers in Prison], World Peace Day, Being a Creative and the Importance of Australian Farmers. She has also done presentations about her books, writing and art at various venues for a variety of organisations.
Jacque has presented workshops for children [both for children and adults] on writing and illustrating and a variety of art based workshops at schools, galleries, community venues.
She has also tutored writing for childrens' workshops for the Queensland Writers Centre and is part of their ongoing Writers Surgery program.
For more information on booking Jacque to speak, please contact us.