Born and educated in rural South Africa, Jeannette spent a year doing her OE.
Married at 20, she farmed with her husband, first in South Africa then left with their 5 children for farming life in New Zealand. Their family increased to 6 when their little 'kiwi' son was born. Life on the farm was busy and great fun, with the children riding horses, going to Pony Club, hunts and show jumping, plus rearing lambs and calves for Calf Club. The children had all left home when Jeannette lost her husband. She went back to South Africa for a short visit to spend time with a son and his family who were in business over there. The 'short visit' lengthened to 8 years. During this time she travelled back and forth between the two countries to catch up with her growing number of grandchildren in both countires. In between, she travelled extensively through Africa, Madagascar and the United States - doing her OE all over again. In between travels she started to follow her lifelong dream of writing. Jeannette took writing courses, read extensively, and did a successful course in Writing and Journalism offered by Brisbane University. It was during this time that her book 'Where the Morepork Calls', was born.
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