Jinni Wilson

Margaret River, Western Australia

I think of myself as a writer reading country. I’m always out walking, looking for inspiration in the wilderness. I’m lucky to live in a region with a remote and spectacular coastline and some of the tallest forests on Earth. I love to immerse in the landscape: in the ocean, the forest, and rocks. All have a story to tell if we are open to listening.

Currently working as media officer for the West Australian Forest Alliance, I have also just launched a business as a freelance writer and editor.

Alongside my professional work and writing business I have a few personal projects on the go. I’m currently pitching a junior fantasy novel called The Startree to traditional publishers, while working on the sequel Fishwizard. I’m also writing a speculative novel set on Mars and a semi-guide book about the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, which I plan to self-publish towards the end of 2022.

All my work is towards the same end: I write to foster stewardship of country, hoping to encourage others to explore the biodiversity and unique landscapes of Western Australia through literature and the arts.

Academic qualifications

BSc (hons) in Anthropology from the University of Western Australia (1995).

BA in Professional Writing and Publishing from Curtin University (2022)