Jacqueline Pearce was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1962 and grew up in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. She had a great childhood, climbing trees, exploring nature, playing neighbourhood games of hide-and-seek, road hockey and other sports. She loved observing nature, reading books, writing stories and drawing.
Jacquie in Grade 5
In university, Jacqueline studied a variety of subjects, including fine arts, history, literature and education, eventually obtaining a BA in English Literature from the University of Victoria and an MES in Environmental Thought and Education from York University in Toronto. Her jobs have included summer daycamp leader, museum accessionor, information officer at the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, environmental educator, environmental program specialist and freelance writer. Her most unusual job was getting paid to watch cartoons (for a research project on the influence of toys and cartoons on children’s play and imagination).
Jacqueline lives in Vancouver with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats. She still likes to read, write, draw and explore, and occasionally even gets in a game of road hockey.
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