Jacqueline King is a Channel Islander living in Somerset, who has written about everything and everyone ever since she could first grasp a pencil.
She cut her teaching teeth alongside twice recipient of the Carnegie Medal, Robert Westall, in Cheshire and has spent half a lifetime teaching and telling stories to primary pupils in remote village schools across the UK.
These days, she helps in Forest Schools, sculpts in bronze and stone and continues to be bewitched by islands and the sea. Although she has written articles and comic verse for children, A Cake for the Gestapo is her first published novel for MG and is a work of fiction skillfully woven from true survivor accounts of the Nazi occupation of Jersey during WW2, a story that remarkably has rarely been covered in children's literature. A Cake for the Gestapo publishes in September 2019.