About Jacqueline

Dame Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath, England in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames, a suburb of London. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.

Now she is known throughout Britain as the most popular writer for girls aged 7-15. She has sold over 35 million copies of her books in the UK alone. She was appointed as the Children’s Laureate from 2005-7 (a prestigious UK award which celebrates outstanding achievement in children’s books) and received an OBE from the Queen in 2002 for services to literacy in schools. In 2008 she was further awarded a DBE in the Queen’s New Year Honour’s List, making her Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

Latest News

Read Hetty Feather for 99c! (Limited time only!)

Tuesday, December 10

The first book in this captivating trilogy is now reduced in all major ebook stores!

Jacqueline Wilson Fall 2013 Blog Tour

Thursday, October 10

The marvellous Middle Grade blogosphere has been very busy this summer… catching up with Jacqueline Wilson!

Press Release: September 26th, 2013

Thursday, September 26

Children’s titles by bestselling British author, Dame Jacqueline Wilson now available in the US as Ebooks…