Lou Kuenzler trained as a director and is now a theatre and writing lecturer, teaching at universities and colleges. She has worked with children of all ages through community workshops and teaches practical, curriculum-linked drama lessons/runs an after-school club with primary school children. She relishes the performance/feedback element of writing for children. Lou is also published by Kingfisher, A & C Black and Walker. Born in Newcastle, Jill moved to Lincoln at an early age. She did her art foundation course in Lincoln then studied Illustration at Cambridge before moving to London to pursue illustration as a career. She worked in advertising, design and editorial plus work for the BBC. Jill supplemented her income working briefly as a cycle courier!
Jill now lives in rural Somerset close to the sea with her dog, Bob, and two horses. She spends some of her time helping to train racehorses and loves early morning walks with Bob.