Pamela Jones is a British-born Australian children’s author and poet. Her poems have appeared on the Australian Children’s Poetry website, The School Magazine and The Dirigible Balloon, and she has written for various publications about expat living, motherhood and home education. As co-host of the podcast, Middle Grade Mavens, she interviewed many of the top Australian and British authors and illustrators. Her debut picture book, Ayla’s Christmas Wish, was published by the National Library of Australia in 2023.
Pamela lives in Melbourne/Naarm with her family and her growing collection of books and ballet shoes.
I was born in Cornwall, England and emigrated to Australia in 1989. As a child, my passions were books, dance, and music but I decided to follow a “sensible” path when it came choose a career.
I graduated from RMIT Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and an Advanced Diploma of Business Management. I have since worked as a software programmer, technical lead, User Experience (UX) designer, front-end designer, and web developer. I also hold a Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management and worked as a dance teacher with children and adults.
I have always sought opportunities to write and edit for newsletters, magazines and blogs, and in 2010 decided to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming an author. Motherhood then led me to the wonderful world of children’s books. More than anything, I love playing with words and rhythm, and I adore researching historical facts to weave into my stories.
My hobbies include ballet, squash, gardening and, of course, curling up with a good book, a cup of English Breakfast tea and a piece of chocolate.