Jennifer Hashmi was born in Bradford and attended Bingley Grammar School. She trained as a speech therapist in Leicester, and did a theology course in College of Ascension Birmingham. In 1964 she sailed for India and lived there forty years. In 1977 she married Salman Hashmi and has a son and a daughter. In 2005, after her husband’s passing, she returned to England, and lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. She wrote “Sonny, Gogo, Tobo, and their adventures”, and “Merriol and the Lord Hycarbox “ in India. “Further Adventures of Sonny, Gogo, and Tobo” was written in England.