|Jennifer Fallon was born in Carlton (a suburb of Melbourne, Australia) and lived in Caulfield untilshe was 11 when her father, a senior public servant in the Defence Department, was transferred tothe national capital, Canberra. She lived in and around Canberra for about 8 years and went toschool at Catholic Girls High School in Braddon. She is the ninth child in a family of 13 girls.|
Jennifer has lived in the Northern Territory since 1980. She lived in Tennant Creek for a while andtried Darwin for a few years before settling in Alice Springs. She has been in Alice for about 14years, although at present she is based in Darwin for work committments. She has two daughters anda son. Her eldest daughter is a gymnastics coach. Her second daughter is a uni student and her son isa network administrator. She also has a grandson, who just scraped in being born before the newmillenium. She has had 32 foster children and friends refer to her home as "the ashram" due to thelarge number of stray teenagers that still inhabit her house at irregular intervals.
Jennifer has worked as a youth worker, a store detective, shop assistant, an advertising sales repand executive secretary, among other things. She has managed 2 hire car companies, an ISP, a videoshop, been a state manager for an international cosmetics company and worked as a project managerfor Territory Health Services. In addition to her role as a director of Business Innovations Group PtyLtd, and the main creative force behind Mr Big, the Web Wizard, Jennifer is the former NTMarketing Coordinator for BentleyTel.com. She is an accredited workplace trainer and also a partnerin the US company CISDesigns.
She is currently the State Sales Manager for BentleyTel.com Australia and is based in Melbournetemporarily, although she travels a great deal around Australia with her job and still considers AliceSprings home.
Jennifer founded the Anzac Hill Gymnastics Club in 1991. She was the NT Technical Director ofRhythmic Gymnastics for 4 years and was the 1993 and 1995 NT RG Coach of the Year and hadjudged gymnastics at a National level. She coached her daughter, Amanda to a win at the AustralianNationals Levels Championships in 1995. She is a member of the Business & Professional Women'sAssociation and is often in demand as a guest speaker.
Jennifer started writing when she was about 14. Her mother, who died when she was 13, was anaspiring (but unpublished) children's writer who encouraged her daughter to write.
Like many other writers, in 1981 Jennifer wrote a Mills & Boon that got dutifully rejected. (Sheburned the manuscript.) She changed to fantasy in 1990 when she decided she would be betterwriting something for herself, rather than trying to please everyone else and claims to have havewritten about a million words since then. In 1995, Jennifer decided to either get published by theyear 2000 or give up writing and get a real job. Her first series,The Demon Child Trilogy, wasreleased in August 2000 and hit the bestseller list the fist week it was released.