Jackie is well known as an actress, writer, comedienne and radio broadcaster. Her recent credits include the role of Violet Newstead in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, Donna in the international tour of Mamma Mia! and the role of Mrs Wilkinson in the West End production of Billy Elliot.
Her non-fiction book, Extreme Motherhood: The Triplet Diaries was published in May 2006 by Pan Macmillan. Her first novel, Man of the Month Club, was published in the US by Penguin Putnam in August 2006, and in the UK by Quercus in September 2007.
Jackie’s journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Independent, the Daily Mail Femail, the Mail on Sunday, The Sun, Fabulous magazine and Grazia magazine. She often contributes to Woman’s Hour and Front Row.
EXTREME MOTHERHOOD: THE TRIPLET DIARIES
PUBLISHED: PAN MACMILLAN 2006
MAN OF THE MONTH CLUB
39, single, successful and blessedly childfree, Amy Jones had no desire for motherhood until a series of unexpected events set her biological clock ticking… ticking doubletime. Amy’s life is just fine. Perfect, even. She has made a success of her business, she lives alone in an expensive flat in Docklands, with no one to tie her down but her dog, Germaine. And she has a dog-walker anyway. Until Germaine dies – beneath the wheels of Amy’s own car – and a newborn baby is abandoned on her doorstep. Forced to re-address her priorities, Amy embarks on a mission to get pregnant before her 40th birthday and without any relationship complications. And so the dates begin… There’s the Mensa man, the bike courier, the male nanny and many more on a monthly basis. And all the while, there’s Joe, the good-looking doctor she meets on bringing the baby to the hospital, with the wedding ring and the horrible twins in tow.
PUBLISHED: QUERCUS 2007