'Tensy Farlow' was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award Children's Fiction, the CBCA Younger Readers Award, two APA Design Awards, an Aurealis Award and the WAYRBA children's choice award in 2010.
Jen lives in Melbourne Australia and works in a studio at the wonderfully gothic Abbotsford Convent. Her favourite lollies are clinkers and chicos and her favourite animals are wolves, polar bears and cows.
Q: Did you always want to be a writer?
A: Yes. But I also wanted to be a famous stage actress, a hairdresser, a drama teacher and a zoologist. Oh, I also wanted to be a spy.
Q: Favourite books when you were a kid?
A: The Magic Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton. Five Run Away Together by Enid Blyton. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Matilda by Roald Dahl.