Hi, I’m Jennifer Kloester and I love books – reading them, writing them and finding favourites to keep. I put books right up there with breathing, family and chocolate.
I discovered Georgette Heyer’s wonderful historical romances while living in the jungle in Papua New Guinea. The jungle experience was both thrilling and rewarding, but had its challenges too, and being transported to the glamour and finery of Regency England was as undeniable escape from the remote mountain town in which we lived. When I moved to the Bahrain desert I read Heyer again. Her humour, her delicious dialogue and her unforgettable characters inspired me to start writing books of my own, and the obvious place for me to begin was with Heyer and her fabulous novels.
My first published book was Georgette Heyer’s Regency World which came out in 2005 and I’m proud to say is still going strong (although I must attribute this to the ongoing worldwide loveof Heyer). The authorised biography, Georgette Heyer, came out in 2011 and was nominated for an Agatha Award in 2013.
I had lots of fun and many challenges writing those two books. Finding Heyer took me to London, Paris and New York and eventually inspired me to write my own YA novels. The Cinderella Moment is set in Paris, The Rapunzel Dilemma, is set in London and the yet-to-be-written, The Snow-White Solution, is set in New York (in the snow). PenguinTeenAus are my awesome publishers and they do the best covers!
I have a husband, three children and a large teddy bear named Cuthbert. My garden is my other escape. I love adventure, Paris, dogs, and karate. I’ll take a train almost anywhere and the more exotic the destination the better.