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!
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.
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.