Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Education
Teacher, award-winning author, blogger
Jean enjoys the company of family and friends, the beach, belly laughs, and bingeing on books from Bookbub.
Current writing, in addition to her blog posts is outlined below:
LATEST NEWS: Her current inspirational novel, The Craving, has won the 2020 CALEB Awards for YA unpublished books!
MORE EXCITING NEWS! The Happiness Code: How Small Habits Will Change Your Life Starting Today, is a Best Seller in multiple categories and a Number 1 Best Seller in the ‘Parenting’ category on Amazon! She co-authored the book with Ray Brehm, a US best-selling author, and other authors.
The next book is The Wealth Code: Small Habits to Financial Freedom, and is due to be released around June 2021.
At present, she’s working on her nonfiction book, Inheritance.
Qualifications and employment:
Jean BSc DipEd, (Macquarie University, Sydney), underwent training by the Department of School Education, NSW, for the position of Teacher Librarian, and in 2009 as a Drug Educator. She has taught in schools for over 35 years as a teacher and Teacher Librarian, and taught a Drug Education program for 9 years. She was a book reviewer for the NSW Department of Education SCAN, NSW (2011-2013).
Jean is an illustrator of three internationally published cookbooks: The Breakfast Book, The Lunch Book and The Supper Book. http://www.jeansaxby.com.au/books.php
One of her plays, The Girl With No Voice, was performed at the Seymour Centre, Sydney, for the Art’s North Festival in 2017.
Organisations and roles:
She’s a member of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (Northern Sub-branch) for children’s and YA literature, is a minutes’ secretary and has been a committee member for over 10 years. She is also a long-time member of the Australian Society of Authors and Omega Writers.