Jenny Rudd O'Neill has been a teacher of English, history, drama, public speaking and debating for many years as well as working as a school librarian. She has taught in at schools country and city Australia as well as in England and the United States.
She trains students for speech competitions, teaches memoir and creative writing to adults and revels in having nine grandchildren under 10 who have sparked a special interest in primary education.
A life-long reader of everything possible, she loves theatre and historical research, particularly of Australian drama and geneology. She is a volunteer teacher of the new NSW Ethics course in primary schools.