Jacquie (Tainui and Ngāti Koata) is published in several anthologies, including the short story collection Nga hau e Wha, (Stories on the four winds) She received a place on the inaugural Te Papa Tupu programme 2010. She now mentors on this programme for the Māori literature trust and for the NZ Society of authors.
Her first novel The Scent of Apples won gold in the 2012 Independent publishers book awards. It was selected by the international youth Library and received a white ravens label. Her latest novel The Liminal Space was a finalist for best fiction book in the NZ Booklovers awards 2022.
She has a Masters in Creative writing (Honors) and last year completed a full immersion course in Te reo Māori at Waikato University. She is currently working on a historical novel about a Māori girl who traverses the southern alps as she transports pounamu, and an old woman that makes moonshine in the Hokonui hills. This book celebrates woman, and the lengths they will go to, to protect the things they value.