Kathleen Jennings

Kathleen Jennings is an illustrator and writer who lives in Brisbane, Australia. She was raised in very do-it-yourself fashion on a cattle property in western Queensland, by an inventive father and a mother who made her own stew and bread, with the result that steampunk and fantasy have always felt more real than ‘real’ fiction. “Finishing School” is inspired by Brisbane in the 1880s (there really was a steam biscuit factory), and stories of bushrangers and daring escapes and runaway bicycles. Kathleen frequently posts sketches and illustrations online here.