Jill Marshall

Agent info

Jill Marshall is the author of the best-selling Jane Blonde series and fiction for children, young adults and adults. Her middle-grade series about sensational girl spy, Jane Blonde,published by Macmillan Children's Books UK, has sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, featured as a World Book Day title and reached the UK Times Top 10 for all fiction. Jane Blonde has been optioned for film and TV and is currently undergoing some exciting Wower-ish transformations.

Jill has now brought Jane together with her other series in this age group - Doghead, The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn, Stein & Frank - in a fantastic new ensemble series. Meet the SWAGG team, and their first book, SPOOK.

As well as books for tweens and teens, Jill writes for young adults and adults, each with a collection of three stand-alone novels. She also writes for younger children, with a Hachette-published picture book for teenies, Kave-Tina Rox.

When she's not writing books, Jill is a communications consultant and a proud mum and nana. She divides her time between the UK and New Zealand, and hopes one day to travel between the two by SatiSPI or ESPIdrilles.

Where to buy in print

Series

S*W*A*G*G
Gideon Flynn emerges from the shadows to draw a tip-top and highly unusual team together. Jane Blonde. Jack BC. Matilda Peppercorn. Stein. All stars in their own right, they're about to pull together in a dazzling line-up that can tackle the biggest of challenges. And that's exactly what Gideon presents them with, in an out-of-this-world series that starts with SWAGG 1 - Spook. This ensemble series is from the author of the best-selling Jane Blonde series, Jill Marshall. Jane Blonde has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in 22 countries around the world, been a UK Times Top Ten bestseller and a World Book Day title, and has been optioned for film and TV. Each character has their own origin story/series, including Jane Blonde and Jack BC which were both published previously by Macmillan Children's Books. And SWAGG's not just a series. It's a universe. A chance for readers to find new heroes - on the page and in themselves. Meet the SWAGG team. They're the world's treasure.
S*W*A*G*G 1, Spook
Price: $4.99 USD.
Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet
‘Until now, you have been just plain old Janey Brown. But you are going to grow and grow. You will be what your parents have not allowed you to be. It’s in your past. And it’s in your future. There’s a whole new part of you just waiting to you to burst out. You are Jane Blonde - Sensational Spylet. Welcome to our world.’ Janey Brown has been close to invisible and feeling pretty blue at her new school, until her mysterious godmother introduces her to a new life - as sensational spylet, Jane Blonde. With gadgets, missions and enemies galore, it's hard to figure out who's friend or foe. But Janey's a bit of a natural. It's in the blood. And it's playground zero to superspy hero for the new spy in town. Meet Blonde. Jane Blonde. Originally published by Macmillan, the Jane Blonde series has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in two dozen countries, was a World Book Day book, and has been optioned for film and TV. It is now available for the first time in all sorts of digital versions including e, flip and print books, with fabulous new covers and from its new official home - Jill Marshall Books Ltd. And Blonde is back in new series, S*W*A*G*G. Bigger. Badder. Blonder.
Stein & Frank
Stein is lonely. But then, there aren't many other kids around his castle in Transnordia who are his age. About 311, give or take. But then Stein makes a new friend, and together they tackle revolting villagers, battles with undead people-eaters and the trials of Rustnuts. Now what else can Stein apply his new-found skills to … From Jill Marshall, the author of the best-selling Jane Blonde series, comes a new take on an old story, with a new kind of hero. Stein & Frank is also an origin story in the SWAGG series. Meet Stein again in S*W*A*G*G 1, Spook, and in Book 2, School of Ice, coming soon.
The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn
Matilda Peppercorn is just your regular nearly-teenager - adopted from Russia by her adoring parents; best friends with another Matilda (though she's from Sweden so they call her Mattan) and, obviously, a superbly excellent kick-boxer who wants nothing more than to get some belts to her name. But then three weirdy women start showing up. They're lurking. They're ticking her off some list. And they're sizing her up to be something - not someone, someTHING - that Tilly can't quite get her head around. Because Tilly is the girl who will be guardian of them all. The whole weird kit-and-caboodle. She's been chosen to save the lot of them. But can she? And does she even want to? Join Tilly and Mattan for magical mayhem and mad mysteries as they make new friends and even more enemies, in the search for lessons on just how one not-so-ordinary girl can become a living legend. From Jill Marshall, author of the best-selling series about girl spy Jane Blonde, comes a new heroine. She's funny, she's feisty, she's a Flying Matilda. And Matilda Peppercorn is ready to take on the world. TLOMP is also a SWAGG Origin Story. Join Tilly, Blonde and team in S*W*A*G*G 1, Spook.
Jack BC
Meet Jack Bootle-Cadogan, fairly ordinary lord-to-be - until he grows facial hair, pointy teeth and a need to mummify the dead. Destined by a family curse to transform into Anubis, Egyptian god of death, Jack battles pig-headed deities, his parents and his destiny as he helps Egyptian ruler Osiris find his way back to the throne and save the world from never-ending darkness under the rule of Seth. With hilarious buddies like Bone, Minty and Ozzy 'n' Ice facing a multitude of enemies and archeological annihilation, the trilogy takes Jack BC from the stately pile in Hampshire to the depths of the Nile. Pulling brains through noses? It's no challenge for Jack and his gang. This Egyptology extravaganza of adventures for readers of 10 and up is one of the SWAGG Origin Stories from author of the best-selling Jane Blonde series, Jill Marshall. Meet up with Jack again in the first of the S*W*A*G*G series, Spook.
Jack BC Doghead
Price: $4.99 USD.
Jack BC Dogfight
Price: $4.99 USD.
Jack BC Dogstar
Price: $4.99 USD.
Jill Marshall YA Collection
Three stand-alone novels from Jane Blonde creator, Jill Marshall, for an older audience looking for that little bit more romance, humour, history, heart-break - looking for themselves, in fact, or for inspiration. Read Pineapple, Fanmail and Lena's Fortune now. Coming soon - Breathe.
Pineapple
Price: $4.99 USD.
Fanmail
Price: $4.99 USD.
Lena's Fortune
Price: $4.99 USD.
Jill Marshall Adult Fiction
A collection of three stand-alone novels for adults from best-selling Jane Blonde author, Jill Marshall, ranging from pure hen-lit to psychological drama a la Liane Moriarty. Absolutely not erotica! But maybe not suitable for Jane Blonde fans.
The Two Miss Parsons
Price: $4.99 USD.
As It Is On Telly
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

S*W*A*G*G 1, Spook
Series: S*W*A*G*G. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,320. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
"Event live-streamer, HOST, has found a way to bring the 'World Community Games' into all homes. Athletes from around the globe can take part in the race of their lives without the need for spectator travel or mass gatherings." Jane Blonde thought it was all over after her last mission. Then Gideon Flynn appears from the shadows with a strange request. Can the new team do it? Time to meet SWAGG.
Jane Blonde Spylets Are Forever
Series: Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,070. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
The past is calling, and Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet, must travel back in time for her final showdown with the evil Copernicus. But everything works differently here, and she can’t even rely on her favourite gadgets and team-mates. Even for the sensational spylet, it's all impossible to BELIEV3 … Can she follow the trail of clues to figure it out or is time up for Jane Blonde? Tick. Tick. Tick
Jane Blonde Spy in the Sky
Series: Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
When Jane Blonde becomes a sky-diving sensation, she's on cloud nine. But her flying skills are put to the test when a flock of freaky creatures take to the air, and there are terrible things happening to the Spylabs - and even the spies. Can Blonde uncover the dangerous force behind her new enemy before she's blasted out of the skies? Find out in JB's sixth soaring mission, by Jill Marshall
Jane Blonde Goldenspy
Series: Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,580. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Janey is delighted when she is granted a dazzling golden spysuit. But things get deadly serious when her investigations lead her to a shocking discovery: her arch enemy has developed a terrible giant Lay-Z Beam, which he is directing at Earth from a secret space station! Will the Goldenspy manage to resist its zapping power - and save the world? Join Blonde on her fifth out-of-this-world mission.
Jane Blonde Spylet on Ice
Series: Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet, is hurled on her coolest mission yet when she enrols at SPIcamp! There are gadgets galore at the top-secret facility and there’s even a snowdome where the spylets can chill out. And when the team is sent on a mysterious polar expedition, Janey’s spylet- training - and her new snowboard skills! - are put to the test. Join the 4th spytastic mission for Jane Blonde.
Jane Blonde Twice the Spylet
Series: Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Blonde has just met her secret twin! When the sisters are posted to an Australian sheep farm, Janey’s instincts are on red alert. There’s something weird about those sheep. Come to think of it, there’s something suspicious about Jane Blonde’s twin. Janey can raise an invisible shield with her spy- ring and burrow through the earth with her spy-drill boots - but can gadgets save her this time?
Jane Blonde Spies Trouble
Series: Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,460. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Jane’s purr-ecious spy-cat, Trouble, has been kidnapped! Mad scientists think they have discovered the secret to a cat’s nine lives - but they need Trouble for their experiments. All the clues lead down the drain - spying can be a stinky business! But with chewing gum that lets her breathe underwater, a SPIpod tracking device and a high-speed mini-hoverboard, Jane Blonde is ready for action.
Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet
Series: Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
"Until now, you have been just plain old Janey Brown. But you are going to grow and grow. You will be what your parents have not allowed you to be. It’s in your past. And it’s in your future. There’s a whole new part of you just waiting to you to burst out. You are Jane Blonde, Sensational Spylet. Welcome to our world." Follow world-wide best-seller Jane Blonde on her first non-stop mission!
Stein & Frank, Battle of the Undead People Eaters
Series: Stein & Frank. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,640. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
There’s trouble afoot. When Prince Stein has a party for his 300 and somethingth birthday, the locals figure out just what goes on up at the Transnordian castle. They already hate the Huckenbecks for ruining Rustnuts. Now they hate them for being … themselves. It’s too much for Stein on his own. If only he could make a friend. A really, really new friend. A SWAGG origin story by Jill Marshall.
The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn, Trinity
Series: The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,950. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Luckier than a cat with nine lives? Not so much. Matilda Peppercorn is on the run, not just from the Hopkins but from the very - err - people she's meant to protect. Friends in tow, she crosses continents - mighty in battle, uncovering 'unknown birth' and finding the truth about the legend of Matilda Peppercorn. Hold on to your tail-belts for the final mad magical TLOMP mysteries by Jill Marshall.
The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn, Questioner
Series: The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,630. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
It's full-time boarding at the Runes for Tilly and Mattan - superbly excellent! But someone special is sick. Stony eyeballs and swivelling heads are threatening Tilly P with death if she can't answer their questions. But this is Matilda Peppercorn - and she's got some questions of her own. Magical madness and thrilling adventure in the 3rd in the TLOMP series from Jane Blonde author Jill Marshall
The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn, Toadstone
Series: The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,480. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Tilly returns to the creepy Runes to find out about lurking crows, exploding frogs and the mystery of missing black cats. Not that it scares Matilda Peppercorn - guardian-to-be, ace kick-boxer, and potentially different species. But is she the legend? Someone's too close for comfort - and they have different ideas. The 2nd in the TLOMP quartet from Jane Blonde creator, Jill Marshall,
The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn, Witch Hunter
Series: The Legend of Matilda Peppercorn. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,050. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Matilda Peppercorn is being watched. Weirdy women keep popping up in strange places. In her garden. Up a tree at the tumbledown building where she and BFF Mattan hang out. Even at the comp for her beloved kickboxing. And they’re not just watching. They’re testing. If anyone's up for the job, it's Tilly P. Magical mayhem and kick-box action from Jill Marshall, author of best-seller Jane Blonde.
Jack BC Dogstar
Series: Jack BC, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,750. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Jack's still hairy. Bone's still skeletal. And Osiris has one last chance to find his missing crown before Seth's victory is complete. Meanwhile Jack still has a battle with his parents to win. It's back to Ancient Egypt and not-so-ancient Egypt for Jack and Albie, as the past catches up with Jack BC once and for all. The final part of the Jack BC trilogy and SWAGG Origin Story, by Jill Marshall
Jack BC Dogfight
Series: Jack BC, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Jack is back - and so is the pig-headed god who's trying to destroy them all. But now Seth is not just satisfied with destroying the Bootle-Cadogans and their friends - he's trying to destroy the whole world with plagues, panic and pig-induced death. It's going to take a special team to save the world from a-nile-ation. More Egyptian mayhem from the author of the best-selling Jane Blonde series.
Jack BC Doghead
Series: Jack BC, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,790. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Jack Bootle-Cadogan is a fairly average lord-in-the-making, until he begins to sprout facial hair and some very pointy teeth. He can't go to school looking this ruff! Thanks to a family curse, Jack is destined to become Anubis, god of the dead. 50% human. 50% jackal. 100% busted. From the author of the best-selling Jane Blonde series, Jill Marshall, comes a trilogy of wild Egyptian adventures.
Fanmail
Series: Jill Marshall YA Collection. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,260. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Coming of age
Cat Andrews is having a nightmare. Somehow, she's been adopted by the lead singer of the world's most famous boy band. Cat hates boy bands, and Jazzy D, the utterly ego-driven beefcake who has taken up residence in her garden shed.Cat's going to have write a few strongly worded letters to sort this out. From the author of Jane Blonde comes a hilarious tale of a misfit heroine. With hair wings.
Pineapple
Series: Jill Marshall YA Collection. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,070. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Based on true stories of the Lost Gardeners of Heligan and the Muslim Tommies who fought in the trenches together during WW1, best-selling author Jill Marshall tells a bitter-sweet tale of lost love and liberation from the past. War, comradeship and personal hurts twist into one mystical summer for the very 21st century Poppy Moss, in this siren call for peace and love for all.
Lena's Fortune
Series: Jill Marshall YA Collection. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,990. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It’s 1912. Lena Matthews is from the rough end of Manchester – so rough that she has to be very inventive when it comes to burying her kin. So begins the chain of events that takes her into service in a grand house, and under the nose of the Birtles’ son, Henry. She has everything against her. She’s female. She’s young. She’s poor. But she's Lena Matthews. And fortune favours the brave ...
The Most Beautiful Man in the World
Series: Jill Marshall Adult Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,080. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What do a Hampshire housewife, a Kiwi pole dancer, a London publisher and an LA soap starlet all have in common? All their lives have been impacted by the Most Beautiful Man in the World. Only when he's found floating face-down in his LA pool do they find out the ugly truth - about themselves, each other, and the man they've chased around the world and across the decades.
As It Is On Telly
Series: Jill Marshall Adult Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,410. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bunty's husband is having an affair. All the signs are there - weight loss, improved wardrobe, working late at the office. So what now? All she's ever done successfully is be a wife, and bone up on a whole load of daytime TV. So Bunty decides to get herself a new husband. A rich one. But life is not like it is on TV, as she's about to discover ...
The Two Miss Parsons
Series: Jill Marshall Adult Fiction. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,720. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
For newly redundant single parent Cally Parsons, it's the perfect time to postpone real life and start that search for her inner artist. But daughter Paige has other ideas, like a little search of her own - for her father. Trouble is, he's on the other side of the planet, and they haven't seen him in years. And let's face it - it's going to take a very special guy to take on The Two Miss Parsons.