Authors & Illustrator

Victoria Jones – Author

Victoria was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

Growing up there were many things Victoria wanted to be, these included a pilot, a lawyer, an actress and a writer. Victoria wrote poems and other short stories when she was a teenager, before putting the pen and paper down to discover the world.

In 2009 Victoria was asked to be Godmother to a friends daughter; this provided the inspiration needed to start writing again. Her first book ‘Missy’s Dog Wash’ was published in April 2010.

Victoria is passionate about teaching children literacy skills which will allow them to reach for their own dreams. Books are also the perfect way for parents to spend quality time with their children.

Victoria is a member of the Wellington Children’s Book Association, The Education Network and Blue Dingo; a networking and promotions resource for the Aus/NZ book industry. Victoria has also partnered with KidsCan charitable trust and provided books to all schools in their programme.

Victoria also loves to travel and has been living in New Zealand since arriving on holiday in 2005.

Lynne Parsons – Illustrator

Lynne enjoy’s many creative outlets including painting, leadlighting and mosaics. Her home, The Parsonage, is an art lovers B&B nestled in an award-winning garden on Napier Hill. A teacher of art for many years, Lynne offers creative away weekends and weekly art classes in her garden studio.
The 150yr old Colonial home is shared with husband John, Gizzy the Pug and Tess the cat.
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Jenni Shoesmith – Illustrator

Jenni is originally from Buckinghamshire, England and as been living in New Zealand since 2009.
Jenni has a BA (Hons) in digital animation.

Kim Anderson – Illustrator

Kim is a born and bred Wellingtonian currently studying at Victoria University, Kim is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and English Literature, and is currently finishing her final year on an exchange to Leeds, UK.
Kim hopes to one day be a teacher.

Kylie Fogarty – Illustrator

Kylie Fogarty is an artist who resides in the A.C.T Australia. Primarily focusing on art during her formative years; Kylie deviated from the art scene and pursued other career interests. However, her art focus never dissipated and she found herself re-inspired to continue her art journey in 1996 after a move to Brisbane.

Kylie takes her inspiration from the day to day aspects of everyday life, exploring her art practice through her first love of drawing to experimenting with various mediums and the process of mixed media.

Kylie is a member of the Canberra Artists Workshop (C.A.W.), Strathnairn Arts Association and National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd. (N.A.V.A.) Member No: 76233

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Great book my children just love it. From the vivid images to the rhyming flow of the story which makes it fun for them to pick it up quickly. Missy's Dog Wash has quickly become their favourite book. Gannet Beach Adventures We don't just like this book ... we LOVE it!! Thanks Victoria for putting the gannets (and our tractors!) into print. From us all at GBA