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Jenn Rackham

Jenn (Jennifer) Rackham is a fantasy fiction writer and illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and an adorable cat. 

She has been a child actor, bartender, Japanese Taiko drummer and a comic artist. She has since found her true passion in writing and completed her Masters in Creative Writing at Auckland University of Technology.

She has published her art in Japan and draws webcomics when she’s not writing or playing games. 

Her debut novel, A Dash of Belladonna, was short-listed for best Youth Novel for the Sir Julius Vogel in 2018.

Jenn illustrated two children’s books, Kenni and the Roof Slide and Taniwha written by Mike Johnson.


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