A kid’s author with a passion for changing lives.

Jen is a storyteller and a dreamer and quite unintentionally began sharing life lessons through fun metaphoric characters when speaking publicly. This is how Goldie the Unchicken came about.

Goldie the Unchicken

Goldie the Unchicken is a unique spin on a classic folktale of a bird who felt quite out of place on the farm but as she discovered her unique qualities and overcame her fears she was able to go to places she had only ever dreamed of.

The hand painted watercolours showcase the journey of Goldie who found out she had a lot more gold inside her than she ever thought possible. There is gold inside you too!

Jen has created a book that is more than a story. It will inspire those who read it and increase their confidence levels! It’s something special and we look forward to seeing it on the shelves of many.


Brian & Moira Andrew

Best selling Authors of “I Grow in Grandad’s Garden”, “I Grow in Grandma’s Garden” and many more.

I really enjoyed Jen Swenson’s new book ‘Goldie the UnChicken’. With so much bullying of kids today and the fact that so many don’t know WHO they are, such a story can have a wonderful impact on their self image.


Col Stringer

Pastor & Author

Articles from Jen that you’ll love.

A Mother’s Pearls of Wisdom

On the eve of Mothers Day, I stopped to reflect on the way I was raised by my Mum and how I raised my children. Of all the things I have done with my life, I have found parenting (or more accurately, mothering) to be the most rewarding roles I have ever had. For me,...

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Welcome to my world

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look around. We are on the threshold of something very new.   In the very near future, I am releasing my first book, Goldie the Unchicken, a classic children’s story based on traditional folklore with my own twist.  I know it will...

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From Accountant to Author

How I went from keeping books to writing them. How many times have you dreamed about doing something else with your life yet you never gave yourself the opportunity to take action?  That has been me most of my life and I guess if we are truly honest it was all of us...

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