Jacqueline Chio-Lauri

Jacqueline Chio Lauri is a writer, anthologist, and editor based in Manchester, England. Her work includes The New Filipino Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from around the Globe, We Cook Filipino: Heart-Healthy Recipes and Inspiring Stories from 36 Filipino Food Personalities and Award-Winning Chefs, and articles on global media sites, such as Huffington Post and Epicurious. Born and raised in the Philippines, Jacqueline holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of the Philippines and earned multiple MBA-level Executive Certificates in Marketing & Business Strategies from Cornell University.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Joseph’s New Coat

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Jacqueline Woodson, Joanna Ho, Michelle Sterling

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

To share stories with the world.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Write about something you are passionate about. It’ll keep you going, no matter what.