About the Author
Gill (“Jill”) McBarnet was born and raised in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. She and her Hawaii-raised husband Terry moved to Maui in 1983 where she wrote her first children’s book about whales.
With a background in both teaching and publishing in Zimbabwe, Gill has applied these skills to writing, illustrating and publishing the 12 books she has written to date.
Gill draws inspiration for her stories from the people, animals and lifestyle that surrounds her, particularly her children (Eddie, Will and Tara) who have been giving her ideas for over 30 years – since they were “tiny tots”.
(pictured with daughter, Tara)
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