Janey Louise Jones
Prolific children’s author Janey Louise Jones is from Edinburgh, and read at Edinburgh University and later studied teaching at Moray House. With her husband she set up a successful chain of children’s activity centres in Scotland called The Jelly Club.
She illustrated and published her first two Princess Poppy books Princess Poppy’s Party and Saffron’s Wedding herself, before Random House Children’s Books bought the series. There are now 25 Princes Poppy picture books, plus 15 additional novels, and various gift book editions have also been published. Her newest series is for older readers, starting with Dancing and Deception, and in 2010 she started the Cloudberry Castle series of ballet themed books with publishers Floris.
Jones still lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.