Jackie is a fifth generation Australian of Irish, Scots, and Welsh descent who grew up in the south-eastern corner of Australia with stories of gold, bushrangers, whaling and racehorses. She has won many awards for storytelling and written several successful books for children. She is also a trained actress and studied for a Bachelor of Education degree. She has won the Pat Glover Storytelling Award at Port Fairy three times and then joined judging panel.
Sarah Depasquale is a musician who toured extensively with The Tea Rose Duo. She is much admired for her virtuosity and various forms of musical interpretation. She complements Jackie’s stories with music by Vivaldi, Bach, Massenet and pieces she has composed especially for the stories.