Jayne Woodhouse is the author of many highly successful non-fiction books and curriculum resources for children and schools, including the Life and Work and Lives and Times series. Her publishers include BBC Active, Ginn, Heinemann, Longman, and PCET. Her first children's novel, The Stephensons' Rocket, tells the story of Rocky, a former racing greyhound and his impact on a troubled family, and is endorsed by The Retired Greyhound Trust. She has also been a primary school teacher and teacher trainer. She was born in Brierley Hill, West Mids, and now lives in Southampton with her daughter.