Jenny Watson grew up in small-town New Zealand and spent a year as an exchange student in Thailand at age eighteen. She earned a Masterís degree in psychology, moved to San Diego and now lives in Victoria.

Jenny Watson's first juvenile novel, Prove It Josh (Sono Nis 2013 $9.95) is about a dyslexic eleven-year-old named Josh who loves living at the marina on Dadís cruising yacht for the summer. At first, when a mean classmate, Brittany, bets Josh he canít beat her in an upcoming boat race, Josh isn't too worried because he expects his older brother will arrive from Toronto to help him win the race. But when Matt has to enroll in summer school instead, Josh must overcome his lack of confidence.