J.R.Poulter worked as a senior educator, librarian, lecturer in English Expression, editor and in a circus. A multi-awarded author/poet with 50+ books; also writes award-winning poetry, YA and general readership fiction under J.R.McRae.
Outstanding author - Helen Chamberlin, Hachette, Macmillan,
Highly original, highly visual author - Mark McLeod, Random House, Hodder
Australia's Scheherazade - Dr. Florence Lewis, Professor of English, Berkley, UC
* Children's Choice, NZ
* in Top Ten Children's Books & YA Books, NZ,
* "Mending Lucille" won, CBCA Award
* Premier's Recommended Reading List, Australia
* Poetry - Premier's Open Literature Award
* Simone Wood Award, USA - children's book on dance
* LiFE Award, Literature for Environment x3
* Award-Winning Finalist, International Book Awards
* Winner, Purple Dragonfly - Picture Books 5 and younger
* "Getting Home" Winner, Purple Dragonfly - Best Illustrations
* Readers' Favorite International Award Winner
Illustrator Biography :
Dandi Palmer - an illustrator for 35+ years, mainly educational books. Includes commissions by Radio Times, Prima, UNESCO, BBC Focus and many more publications.
Recent books: How to Draw Dinosaurs and How to Draw Insects for the Search Press.
www.dandi.me.uk has a selection of picture books and samples of other illustrations and portfolio of published work.
Since 1984 four adult science fiction novels were published under Jane Palmer.
A collection of colouring books for all ages by Dandi Palmer, and published by Dodo Books, can be found at
www.dandi.me.uk/dodo/picscolour.htm Sample pages from the Pictures to Colour In series.