Meet the Creators

Genevieve Yusuf – Author

Genevieve YusufGenevieve was born in Colchester, Essex in 1978. She studied at the University of Sussex and has a degree in Linguistics and Spanish. Writing the books  has brought the two of her passions together. She has been a private Spanish tutor to children for many years and picked up along the way, what interests children and what makes them tick! Butterfly competition

She noticed that children learn best when they don’t realise they are learning. That is why a  fun story is a good way to introduce another language.  As part of her degree she studied second language acquisition in children and is aware that  introducing a foreign language to a child at an early age is the best for their learning.

Genevieve also volunteers as a writer and proofreader for two local magazines. In her spare time she loves walking in the countryside and being at home with family and pets!

Suzanne Wilson – Illustrator

Suzanne WilsonSuzanne was born in Suffolk in 1968. She trained and worked as both a doctor and solicitor, combining the two fields. She then became a full time mum and now lives in Essex with her husband and three beautiful children. Suzanne has always been passionate about art and drawing with her children. She is now using her talents as an illustrator whilst enjoying doing something she really loves!

Elly Budgen-Jones -Sales and Marketing

Since graduating, Elly has worked in various roles, including running her own company for a number of years. After spending the majority of her time in the UK she moved to France over a year ago with her husband and family. Not only does she have professional experience in her sales and marketing role but she also has her own personal experience of bringing up two boys bilingually, which is why she is so passionate about the JaJaJa ethos.