Jacqui Hazell was born and brought up in Hampshire, on the south coast of England. She studied textile design at Nottingham before moving to London where her first full-time job was as a secretary at Buckingham Palace. Jacqui has also worked as a greetings cards designer, journalist and magazine editor.
Jacqui’s novel, I Came to Find a Girl, was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize, and her short story, The School Trip, was shortlisted for the Jane Austen Award. She has an MA in creative writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. She lives in London with her family and Basil the dog.