JR writes diverse, award-winning fiction, poetry, articles for children and educational materials, including junior novels, chapter books and picture books.
Under the pseudonym JR McRae, she writes novels, short stories, YA novels and award-winning poetry.
JR is an experienced presenter/workshop convenor with all ages, a former reference librarian, and she once worked in a circus.
JR tailors workshops and presentations to suit the needs of individual groups, and includes interactive exercises and dramatic readings. Her presentations focus on story writing; creating drama and humour; fleshing-out characters; showing, not telling; generating ideas; workshopping poetry from lyrical to dramatic free verse; and drama workshops.