Photo used with permission of 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.
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.