Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Interview

What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Charlotte’s Web

What’s your favorite line from a book?

"Help help, it’s a horrible heffalump."
—Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Tony Ross, Arthur Rackham, Hilaire Belloc

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I didn’t choose to be a writer, it chose me. It’s just something I’ve always done since I was very small.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Put a twist in the tale.