Jean Healey - Children's Writer
My name is Jean Healey, Children’s Writer. I was born in Nottingham in the UK but now I live in Sutton Coldfield. I have a daughter, Evie and a cat called Tinkerbell (and on friendly terms with every other cat in the neighbourhood) come to think of it! I just love cats!
I have always had a love of writing, especially poetry and since becoming a mother I have found my passion to write children's books. Anything from board books, picture books to chapter books. It was when I was made redundant from my previous job as a Typist several years ago, I decided to concentrate more on my writing. My current job as a Caregiver and Ambulance Care Assistant leaves me plenty of time to concentrate on what I love doing most, writing!!
I do believe that it is important for children to have books in the home. Not only do they help with their learning, but I like to see children entertained by a good story that makes them want to keep coming back and reading the story all over again. I love the way that illustrations help books come to life. There are some really good books out there for children by some brilliant writers, some of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting.
I am also a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Authors and Illustrators). A very supportive group, full of amazing talented people.
Thank you for visiting my site and please feel free to take a look around, where you can find out more about me and what is happening in my life. For now I continue to write and if you are also an aspiring writer, remember the saying “Never give up and if at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again”! You never know what's round the corner!