Jenni Barnett was born and raised in South Australia. The author was educated at Woodlands Girls Grammar School, Glenelg, where she first developed an interest in anthropology and indigenous societies. Further to an extensive nursing career, Ms Barnett embarked on studies in traditional medicine, in which she is still involved.
As a registered Traditional Western and Chinese Medicine practitioner, Ms Barnett became vitally interested indigenous cultures prior to western intervention. The author is particularly fascinated by the ability of Australian indigenous Bushmen to access a higher sense, or instinct and their survival skills in remote regions of Australia.
Together with her many other interests, Ms Barnett enjoys creative writing and art. She lives with her husband in a Queensland country town, where they spend countless hours establishing a bird friendly environment by cultivating native plants and an eco-friendly environment.