Jennifer (or Jen to her friends) is a Sydney, Australia-based communication professional and blogger. Born and raised in Brisbane she was schooled at Somerville House and attended the Queensland University of Technology, completing a Bachelor of Business and Communication majoring in Journalism and Public Relations.

For nearly 30 years she has run public relations firm Blackie McDonald with her journalist husband, consulting to local and international organisations such as Symantec Corporation, Lindemans Wines, Medtronic, RSM Bird Cameron, Telstra, Sprint Corporation, Qantas Airways and SBS.

In 2008 she founded Epiphany Communication and launched a blog which, to date, includes posts on My Friend the Headache a book that’s currently under construction; a travelogue on the Drawn to India art tour of Rajasthan and the Big Breast Adventure a series of posts on her recent diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Jen’s first book Vegetarian Vampires and What We Can Learn From Them also started off as a series of blogposts on Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. 

In 2014, Jen founded For Pity Sake Publishing a new type of publishing company that’s helping to recast how things are done in that industry by putting writers and readers first.