Jeanne McNamara grew up in Australia and has lived in Texas for the last ten years. She has been writing since she was eleven and truly enjoys writing for young people. Though things have changed tremendously since she was a teenager, Jeanne McNamara says that some things haven't changed at all. 'The feelings are still the same -- love and joy and sadness are still love and joy and sadness -- for everyone.'
As well as in her writing, Jeanne McNamara finds fulfillment in her family, and being around young people in the school she helps run in Texas. She has a particular interest in Australian history and the geography, place names, and historical references in Caitlin's Country are all authentic.