I’m Jacqui Jay Grafton, now in my seventy-eighth year. I’d like to say I’ve used all those years wisely, but it would be stretching the truth. I have done quite a few things I’m proud of, though, so we’ll just gloss over the rest.
In my early years, while raising a family, I had many and varied jobs – some interesting like running a small transport company and some stultifyingly boring like putting covers on library book and turning wet jumpers inside out. Middle years were gainfully employed in studying for and attaining a degree in the Humanities, mostly English Language and Literature, Psychology and Sociology – which basically made me a Jac of all trades and Master of none.
I took my ragbag of talents to a printing company where I worked my way through secretary, manager and director until I eventually bought it. This is where I grew my love of the visual arts, designing art catalogues, working with photographs and liaising with designers.
When I sold the company at the age of 63, I took myself back to university and acquired a first class Honours degree in photography, which led me to competing worldwide in photographic Salons and gaining a few medals and a string of letters after my name. If you’re interested is seeing some of my work, have a look here
On March 29th 2019, I decided I’d like to be a writer … that’s it really..