Jill Eggleton is an internationally recognised literacy consultant, teacher, and author of over 1000 children's books. She was appointed Companion of the Queen's Service Order (QSO) in the New Zealand 2010 New Year Honours for services to education and literacy. The same year, she was presented with Storylines' top award, the Margaret Mahy Medal, given annually for lifetime achievement and an outstanding contribution to children's literature and literacy.
Jill writes to engage children by captivating their minds while touching their hearts, to help them discover and make sense of the world, and to affirm their cultural identity. A hallmark feature of her work is the support she includes on the inside front and back covers for the reader. This maximises the listener's enjoyment and encourages a love of reading. The other important aspect of Jill's work is that social and emotional learning is authentically woven throughout all the fiction books she writes.