Jane Clarke has been an archaeologist, a teacher and a library assistant, but is now a full time children's writer. She has more than 20 picture books and early reading stories in print, and lots of poems in children's anthologies. Jane loves to visit primary schools to share her books and to talk about being an author, and to run poetry and/or creative writing workshops. She has led sessions on creative writing at writing festivals and teachers' conferences, and speaks at parents' evenings on how to help boost children's creativity. Jane lives in Kent with two hairy dogs, and two hairy student sons!