Barney’s rocking!

I am thrilled with this animated trailer for ‘Rock on Barney’.  See those birds rock!  Don’t forget that you can buy a copy of ‘Barney’ by clicking on the ‘My Books’ tab on this site....

Radio Jen!

I was thrilled when, earlier this year, I was invited to speak about ‘Rock On Barney’ on BBC Radio Merseyside.  It gave me a real taste for broadcasting.  So I was thrilled to be asked to speak on calon FM.    Listen to me talking about books and, of course, soil.  You can hear...

Liverpool Echo 24th October 2018

Liverpool scientist turned author shares passion for nature with primary children A Liverpool-based scientist is preparing to share her passion for soil and mud with children following the publication of her latest best-selling picture book. Author Jennifer Jones, a former lecturer at Liverpool John Moore University, released ‘The Adventures of Markus Moldewarpe’ on Amazon...

Remembrance

World War II was long ended when I was born.  Despite this, much of it resonated with me throughout childhood.  My mother was in the ATS; my father was in the Royal Tank Corps; uncles were in the Lancashire Fusiliers and my grandfather, a Chief Engineer with Canadian Pacific was awarded the CBE for...

New book out

I am thrilled to report that my latest children’s book The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp is available online today (11th September 2018) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Markus-Moldewarp-Jennifer-Jones/dp/1916443702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536663695&sr=8-1&keywords=the+adventures+of+markus+moldewarp. The book is aimed at 6 – 8 year old children, but younger ones will enjoy having the stories read to them.  The stories are beautifully illustrated by Carole Chevalier.  Markus...

Soil Science and writing meet

I was thrilled recently to discover that my professional body, The British Society of Soil Science, published a summary of my writing activities.  Needless to say, soil figures in some of my writing.  My next book The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp features Markus Moldewarp, a mole and Quigley the Wriggley, a worm.   https://www.soils.org.uk/news/12-jul-2018/soil-scientist-launches-new-career-writing-children%E2%80%99s-books...

Names

We have had several human additions to our family recently.  Invariably, the announcements of their arrival are followed quickly by, “Any name yet?”  Guessing games ensue with suggestions offered generously.  Suitable names might relate to parents or grandparents, or places where the child may have been conceived or even linked to football teams or...