Jodi Toering was born in the Mallee at Hopetoun and grew up on a wheat farm outside a small town called Beulah.
As a child, she was fascinated with stories, reading on her own well before school. When she didn’t have her nose in a book, Jodi spent her time drawing or writing. Jodi had two dreams: becoming an English teacher and writing picture books for children.
Fast forward several decades, and Jodi is now juggling the roles of full time teacher, mother, performer and author!
In her spare time, she loves creating artworks and spending time on her bush block with her family and the ever-growing menagerie of chickens, ducks, dogs and cats.