Writing / Publications

Writing / Publications


Writing is the backbone of everything I do, whether it leads to polished pieces for publication / film / performance, or extremely detailed and very extensive notes that leave me with the edge to stay with them or head off into new territory when delivering oral storytelling / presentations with that heightened and heady mix of readiness and spontaneity.

I’ve written/been commissioned to write:

  • For live performance
  • Collections of folktales
  • For film
  • Historical children’s stories
  • Ghost stories
  • A YA novel
  • Educational Drama
  • Magazine articles that covered everything from DIY and cars to folklore and shopping!

Current publications:

IMG_20150114_181947“The King of the Cats and Other Lancashire Stories”


Contemporary retellings of fifteen Lancashire folktales and artwork to accompany the Arts Council funded exhibition: “The King of the Cats – Lancashire Tales Creatively Explored by Four Artists and a Storyteller”.

“As for Jacqueline’s own retellings: read them and delight in  their kick and terseness, their lyrical moments, their sense of mystery, their kindness.”

                                                                    – Kevin Crossley-Holland


“Let the Giants Live”


Collection of retellings of the stories that inspired and were developed from “The Story Giants of Eden” project, a joint initiative of PACT and Cumbria County Council, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.





IMG_20150115_100231“The Quarryman”


A ghost story that is also the directions and information for a sculpture trail by Dutch sculptor Marjan Wouda. You can read the story in the leaflet here: “The Quarryman”

“We must congratulate you for your work … which has turned out so well and is so original.”

Harry Duxberry, The Friends of Bold Venture Park.




“Stan’s Accidental Adventure”


Story book for 3-6 year olds commissioned by the Museum of Lancashire and illustrated by Anya Goulden to highlight their collection to young children.