Jane Buxton was born in Otaki and grew up in Whanganui, always knowing that one day she’d be a writer. After attending Teachers’ College in Palmerston North, she moved to Canterbury and has never left. For 20 years she taught at Tamariki School. She kept horses, donkeys, llamas and alpacas during this time and also wrote children’s books as well as articles for lifestyle magazines. Naturally, many of Jane’s stories and articles were about animals.
In 2002 Jane became a full-time writer and has now written more than 140 pieces for the School Journal and about 150 books for the education market. She’s also had nine trade books published, the most recent being Harry’s Hair and The Runaway Toilet. Jane currently lives at Amberley Beach and works in a sunny, upstairs writing room overlooking the sea.
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