J. L. O’Rourke is the pen-name of Jenner Lichtwark. Jenner has worked as a journalist, sub-editor, free-lance writer and office administrator has been writing stories and poetry for longer than she cares to remember.
Jenner writes contemporary murder mysteries and urban fantasy, as well as stories for children, in particular the teenage vampire books, the Severn Series, set backstage in Christchurch theatres where teenager Riley Lowe finds herself attracted to a crew member with a difference, and the Avi Livingstone murder mysteries set around the rock band, Charlotte Jane. In 2012 Jenner established Millwheel Press Ltd, to publish her own works and to offer editing advice and assistance to other writers.
When not writing, Jenner enjoys being in a theatre, either onstage as a singer or backstage where she has been everything from floor crew to stage-manager. She lives in Christchurch with an assortment of hairless dogs, fluffy cats and grumpy guinea pigs.