Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Education
Teacher, award-winning author, blogger
Jean enjoys the company of family and friends, the beach, belly laughs, and she has to admit . . . can’t resist downloading too many online books.
Current writing, in addition to her blog posts is outlined below:
LATEST NEWS: Her current split time inspirational romance, The Craving, won the 2020 CALEB Awards for YA unpublished novels! It was published on Amazon in November, 2021. It has hit the #1 Best-Seller in two categories on Amazon.com.au. Subscribe to get the latest news and freebies.
MORE EXCITING NEWS! The Happiness Code: How Small Habits Will Change Your Life Starting Today, is a #1 Best- Seller in multiple categories and a #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 Wealth Code: Small Habits to Prosperity, and is also a #1 Amazon Best-Seller! along with The Entrepreneur Code: The Habits of Creators.
She is also thrilled to be a co-author of the CBCA Anthology: New Worlds, Old Worlds, and Other Worlds with many distinguished authors.
At present, she’s working on her children’s book series The Fangs and her latest trilogy.
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 30 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. https://jeansaxby.com.au/illustrations
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 is a long-term member of the Australian Society of Authors, Omega Writers and the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Northern Sydney Sub-branch, (Minutes’ Secretary), and a recent member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).