About Jacinta

Jacinta Froud has been writing stories and poems since she was knee high to a grasshopper. That’s old people speak for kind of tiny. She is a teacher and a Mum to three children, who love listening to her silly stories and provide constructive criticism when poked.

She first worked as a chef and then became a high school teacher and taught in schools around NSW and the ACT. Silly stories are often buzzing around in her head when she should be concentrating on more serious things!

Her debut picture book, Jingle Belly is a Christmas themed romp, starring Eddie the Wonderdog, a cheeky and energetic Corgi who is often up to mischief. It is illustrated by talented artist, Gabriella Petruso and published by Larrikin House in November 2021.

Jacinta is a member of the ACT Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is an active participant in several groups including Scribbles, The Versealots, Creative Kids Tales, SCBWI critique group and the 52-Week Picture Book Challenge. She also develops teacher notes, designs activity sheets for picture books and is often working on and inspired by amazing upcoming titles.

Her favourite past-times include: hanging out with her family and friends, writing stories, quiet time, and laughing until she’s crying.