Jem McCusker

About Jem

Jem McCusker is a Brisbane-based children’s and young adult author, known for her Stone Guardians Fantasy Series.

Her debut novel, Stone Guardians and the Rise of Eden was launched in December 2018 and is available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Fish Pond and Booktopia. Book two in the series, Stone Guardians and the Sons of the Master is set to be released in June 2019.

Jem’s other works include The Tales of Barnley Forest: The Golden Child, a short story for children aged four to twelve.

Jem McCusker at Ipswich Library_Image by Ipswich First

how it started

Jem's story...

I’m Jem McCusker, author of the Stone Guardians and the Rise of Eden, book one of the Stone Guardians Fantasy Series.

I live in Brisbane, Australia with my husband and our two children. My eldest son, Sean asked me to tell him a story instead of reading one. I didn’t know where to start so I asked him what it should be about. He said he wanted it to be in Ireland because that’s where daddy is from and granny and granda too. Right, I thought, no pressure here. I’d half thrown something together in my head when he then requested it be about a frog.

As it goes, I managed to craft up a little something that has a taste of Ireland and a quirky frog with long legs and personality to spare. I enjoyed the story so much that I created a cast of  accompanying characters, a dash of humour, a lot of adventure and a large dose of imagination.

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