Jacqui L’Ange is a Cape Town based author, editor and scriptwriter. Her debut novel, The Seed Thief, was published in South Africa in August, 2015.


Ecological concerns permeate much of Jacqui’s work, from her investigative environmental journalism in the 90s through her continued role as campaign and expedition writer for UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh, to rewilding the farm she calls home.

Jacqui spent over a decade as books and film editor for a number of magazines (including O – the Oprah Magazine, South Africa and Psychologies). She has written and edited films and television dramas for the national broadcaster SABC and the South African pay channel M-Net.

She has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.

As a BookDash volunteer Jacqui has penned three children’s stories (so far): Miss Helen’s Magical World,  Shongololo’s Shoes and Feathered Friends.  She also volunteers with Shine, teaching young children to read.

Somewhat to her own surprise, she has quietly ghosted a few sporting best-sellers.

Jacqui was born in Durban, South Africa, and grew up across five continents. She lives at Woodgate, a regenerative farm and writers’ retreat in the Western Cape, where she plants at least one tree per day.

Follow Jacqui on Twitter and Instagram @jaxangel, or visit her Facebook page.