Claudia Woods resides on the South Coast of NSW with her partner Peter and son Jacob. She first became interested in writing and illustrating children’s stories whilst studying Primary education at university. For the past nine years she has worked as an Early Childhood Educator where she loves sharing stories with children and seeing them captivated by beautiful illustrations. The adventure of Jacob’s Toys was inspired by Claudia’s son, as she watched him outgrow many of his childhood toys. At the same time, she won some stuffed toys on a skill tester and the excitement reminded her of the magic of childhood. Claudia is currently working on the next book in the Jacob’s Toys series.