Jackie McCarthy is a writer based in Sydney, Australia.

She writes novels, short stories and screenplays, with a humorous take on contemporary fiction, sci-fi and dystopia.

Jackie is currently pages-deep in her debut novel:  a magical romp through the ages of Australia’s longest-running women’s magazine, where characters spring to life from ‘magazines past.’

A graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (Screenwriting and Filmmaking), she previously studied English at Macquarie University, completing postgraduate qualifications in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

She has worked in publishing and the media for over 20 years, in both Sydney and London, for companies such as the BBC and Australian Consolidated Press.

A bookworm and lover of all film genres, she will only watch horror movies on a small screen, during the light of day, through the gaps in her fingers.

She dabbles in filmmaking when time permits, and loves being behind the camera. Her other passion is travel, after catching The Bug on a working holiday stint in London. Most recently, she backpacked solo around Japan, but her heart will always live in Cuba.