UK-born Jill Marshall is best known as the author of the Jane Blonde spy series for children published by Macmillan Publishing. Jane Blonde books are now sold in the UK, Australasia, France, Italy, Poland and Hungary. One of the series was chosen as one of nine special books for the prestigious World Book Day in the UK. Jane Blonde The Perfect Spylet reached the top ten in the UK best sellers lists when it was selling 12,000 copies a week.
Jill has also recently had a ‘hen lit’ novel called The Two Miss Parsons published with Penguin NZ which is about to optioned for movie rights, and has more adult fiction, a new children’s series, and a children’s picture book coming out next year.
Jill has used the Michael King Writers’ Centre as a workspace several times. When not writing herself, she assists other writers through her consultancy Write Good Stuff. Write Good Stuff has sponsored its own Children’s Writers Residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in 2008, helping two children’s authors to have time and space to work.