April 22, 2020

Would you like me to read you a story?

This year I am thrilled to be an Ambassador for Australia Reads. There will be some exciting news in the coming weeks but in the meantime, I have recorded two videos for them – reading the first couple of chapters of Clementine Rose and the Best News Yet and Kensy and Max: Breaking News. If you’d like to take a listen then just click on the book covers below. There are other readings too – so take a seat and tune in.


Enjoy and stay safe everyone,

Jacqueline x





Hi Jacqueline, it’s me Stella the girl who was in the zoom meeting last Friday.
I have a question.
Would you be able to do a picture of Curtis pepper in real life and one of him cartoon version on the website like maybe if there’s a girl who looks like one of the Alice-Miranda characters or clementine rose. Their doppelgängers. That would be awesome please can you do it.

April 23, 2020 at 6:40 pm



    How cool would that be
    P.S. I was in the zoom meeting as well

    May 2, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Jacqueline Harvey


      Hi Rosie,

      Thanks for being there. It was lots of fun and I would love to do another one as soon as I get up to date with my writing :).

      Best wishes,

      May 9, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    I think there has been a picture of Curtis Pepper in my newsletter a few months ago. That could be cute although I’d have to ask his permission.

    July 2, 2020 at 1:01 pm



      I only saw this now, I don’t think I have that newsletter because I only signed up a few months ago because I got a new iPad.

      July 8, 2020 at 4:47 pm



Hey Jacqueline, I was wondering if maybe you could do a book where Kensy and Max or Alice Miranda could go to New Zealand or yeah.
Also, you know how Dominic Spencer and Cordelia’s parents got killed, right? Well since Anna, Edward, Fitz, Hector and Marisol returned from the dead, maybe Dominic or Cordelia’s parents, are ALIVE!
Just some things to think about.
I love the Kensy and Max stories so far and I can not wait for the next one.

April 29, 2020 at 7:56 am



    That does sound interesting, but I think that Cordelia’s parents would be really old by now, and maybe, the other deaths were not faked and they really happened. That does sound very interesting though.
    I also love the Kensy and Max series and I can not wait for the next one either.

    April 30, 2020 at 9:43 am



      The kensy and max series are awesome. I’m trying to convince my dad to buy me KENSY AND MAX FREEFALL I so want to read it.

      April 30, 2020 at 11:43 am



      Yeah, well, what about Dominic? they might be alive.
      Also, what if Anna had siblings? that was never really come across, or what ever happened to Fitz’s father? Mim is his mum, but they have never talked about Fitz’s Dad.
      They are just ideas, but you never know.
      I LOVE Kensy and Max stories. Knowing me, I probably will order the book a month or two before it is due to come out.

      May 6, 2020 at 8:21 am



        I really like those ideas, and even though I will struggle to track down the next book, I will certainly get it.

        May 8, 2020 at 12:40 pm

        Jacqueline Harvey


        I love that you think so much about the stories – that really makes me happy. And thank you for reading them. You’re right we’ve never talked about Fitz’s dad or if Anna has any siblings. Interesting thoughts.

        Best wishes,

        May 9, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      Jacqueline Harvey


      Yes I can tell you that Cordelia’s parents are really dead and so is her husband. I am so pleased that you’re enjoying Kensy and Max 🙂

      May 9, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    I love that you think so hard about these things Zoe. AM in New Zealand would be fun – she could come and stay with me in Queenstown (whenever I can get back there again!!).

    May 9, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Always lots to think about and maybe Alice-Miranda could be heading NZ’s way in Book 20….mmm…

    July 2, 2020 at 1:03 pm



Hi Mrs Harvey!
I really enjoy reading your books. They are very interesting and I thought of an idea for an Alice-Miranda book – Alice-Miranda on the Track.

It is quite a broad topic. For instance, it could be a book to do with sports or athletics. Or maybe the ‘track’ is a special track in history or perhaps it is a track of clues or prints. Maybe Alice-Miranda goes to the Olympics! Just some ideas :).

May 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Alice-Miranda on the Track or Alice-Miranda On Track has a good ring to it that’s for sure. Thanks for the suggestion as I’m not sure what I’m going to be writing about next.

    Best wishes,

    May 9, 2020 at 5:32 pm



Hi Mrs Harvey!
I love the Kensy and Max series. I’ve read all of them so far and my favourite is Disappearing Act. I own the whole set, apart from Out of Sight. Freefall is doing the rounds between my sisters and I. I want to be an author like you one day.

May 5, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Thomas,

    Thanks for your lovely message. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the stories. I wonder what is it about them that you especially like? I hope you achieve your dreams to become an author too.

    Best wishes,

    May 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm



Hi Jacqueline,
I love your books so much. I own every book of yours and I love reading them over and over again. I love your Alice Miranda series and I have read every book in the series at least 5 times each. I am counting down the days until your new Alice Miranda book comes out and I am doing everything I can for my mum to get it for me.
Please keep on writing them I LOVE you books.

From, Eva

May 15, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Eva,

    Thank you so much for your kind words – I’m thrilled to hear you love reading my books 🙂

    Happy reading,


    July 1, 2020 at 9:32 am



Hi Jacqueline Harvey,
I love your books soo much! I’ve read all the Alice-Miranda books and I can’t wait to read the Kensy and Max Freefall. I learnt to read morse code from the page at the back of the 4th Kensy and Max book. I got my little sister to start reading them too.

May 16, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Natalie,

    I’m thrilled that you love the series I write! That’s cool that you have learnt to read morse code it is a pretty fun hobby to have 🙂

    Happy reading,


    June 30, 2020 at 7:17 pm



I really enjoyed the books that you made. I am reading Alice-Maranda and just finished Kensy and Max Freefall. I can’t wait for the next book!

May 21, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Ella,

    I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoy reading my books – I hope you enjoy 🙂

    Happy reading,


    June 30, 2020 at 7:13 pm



something I would love to know is where does Alice-Miranda live?
thank you!

May 22, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Paige,

    I have never said where Alice-Miranda lives – I leave that to the reader’s imagination 🙂

    Best wishes,


    June 30, 2020 at 6:37 pm



Thank you!
for all your hard work that you have put into these books.
Many success on your next book.

May 22, 2020 at 1:19 pm



Yeah, I am sad that Dom and Cordelia’s parents are actually dead. It would have been cool.
I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I enjoy solving the mysteries.
Me and my friends started writing late last year, but now only my friend Harlow and I are still writing.
I wish this sort of stuff could happen in real life, but sadly, my life is boring.
Also, u know how Clemmie and Alice Miranda met, what about Kensy and Max have to do a mission and befriend one of them.
Thanks, Zoe XD

May 23, 2020 at 10:06 am



    Ad I forgot to add, What if Ellery and Van decide to go to London Free School as well?!
    Are they gonna get invited into the fold?????!!!!!!

    May 23, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Jacqueline Harvey


      Hi Zoe,

      You never know what could happen in future Kensy and Max adventures 🙂

      Happy reading,


      July 1, 2020 at 9:29 am



    I think it would be cool if Alice-Miranda or Clemmie met Kensy and Max.

    May 24, 2020 at 12:51 pm



Hey Mrs. Harvey!

completely unnecessary and you probably don’t need this, but here’s my ideas for future books in your series! –just to get you on a chain of thoughts, because in a comment above you mentioned you didn’t know what you would base your next AM book on 🙂

for Alice-Miranda, i really put a lot of thought into what may work and complement the main characters and their usual style of adventures. Often times you have Alice-miranda going to exotic locations, so there could be a conspiracy somewhere in Canada, where the atmosphere is friendly and differs from the Swiss alps (snow!) in it’s beautiful cabins, forests and the interesting factor of sharing a border with the United States. On a different side of the world, you could do something with germany, Spain, Italy and turkey! some rich history and a hidden world of criminal minds always works.

for Kensy and Max (I’ve only read the first one, whereas I have already finished the AMs out so far) I touched upon some different parts of the world known for wars and spy activity. The first place they could venture to is Russia. Oh my goodness, the amount of things you can do with Russia- there is so much going on there all the time, and you don’t have to travel there to know that! the next thing you could do for both series, actually- is Egypt. pyramids are practically a hub for criminals stealing ornaments, making maps, etc. you could throw in some counterfeit goods and there’s a story! the last two places I would suggest are India, Pakistan (either one of the two, the dynamic would factor in anyways) and the Middle East! I come from a muslim family, not very religious in dressing and conservative views but we definitely have god rooted in our hearts! I have been to Saudi Arabia around 12 times now, including the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, which are completely off limits to non muslims. it might strike some controversy if you do Saudi Arabia, but the people over there are very different to what you see on the media! they’re actually the most respectful and generous people I have ever met. the oppression of women you see on the media is not true! It’s just some laws that need edits here and there. women just don’t interact much with men outside of family, but if it’s only women in the particular house or indoor space you’re in then they can even wear hoodies and shorts! it’s a dual society thing- western societies are unisex societies. But you can otherwise do Dubai, which is full of the most interesting places ever.

all this coming from a traveller! I’ve been to most of the places I mentioned above. Hope you’re doing well during quarantine!

jess (not my real name, obviously)

May 24, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thank you for all the great suggestions – I am always looking for new locations adventures could take place!

    Happy reading,

    Jacqueline 🙂

    July 1, 2020 at 10:47 am



Hi Jaqueline,

I absolutely LOVE the Alice-Miranda series! It is so so so good and interesting and I love reading it!! My favorite part is when the whole squad (Alice-Miranda, Millie, Jacinta, Sloane, Caprice, Sep, Lucas) are together! I also really love the Lucinta ship, they are so cute! Those cute moments really add so much to the book. I was wondering if you could make a book called Alice-Miranda in India. Maybe it could be something about the choir performing in India for a prestigious music festival! Just for fun, maybe you could make there be a cute Indian boy so Lucas gets jealous that Jacinta likes someone else rather than the opposite most of the time lol! Just an idea! I really really love this series so much, please don’t make Lucas move away!!!!

May 25, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Stella Manfredi


    That’s what I was thinking!!!!!!! ALICE MIRANDA IN INDIA!!!
    I just go the book I won yesterday Jacqueline Harvey! I spent ages decode the chapter names!!! Thanks so much. This is just my opinion, I really liked how kensy said “I love you Curtis Pepper!” That was so cute, I think that they would make a really cute couple considering how much time they spent in free fall just the two of them!! I would love to see something between them! But that’s just my opinion I’m sure you’ve got something under your sleeve. I also think max does have a crush on autumn!!! When kensy was saying something about it in free fall he just said “NO I DONT!!!” But if he really didn’t like her he would of been calm and said ” I don’t have a crush on her.”
    That just my opinion.


    May 26, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Jacqueline Harvey


      Hi Stella,

      Hope you enjoyed the book you won – the chapters are fun to decode (and sometimes a bit tricky) 🙂

      Happy reading,


      July 1, 2020 at 10:25 am

        Stella The Bookworm


        Yeah I did and soon one of my friends is giving me Alice Miranda in the outback. So excited to read it.
        I decoded every single Chapter easily and my dad was surprised that I could decode them all.
        I’m doing the MS Readathon this year and most of the books I’ve read are by you!

        July 2, 2020 at 11:58 am

          Jacqueline Harvey


          That’s great Stella. Hope you enjoy the outback adventure.

          Best wishes,

          July 2, 2020 at 12:12 pm



    That’s what I was thinking! That would be an awesome book!
    I just got the book I won in the post yesterday Jacqueline Harvey, I spent ages working out the codes at the start of each chapter! It was an awesome book. This is just my opinion but I’m sure you’ve got something up your sleeve, I really liked how kensy said ” I love you Curtis Pepper!” I think they would make a really cute couple considering how much time they spent with just the two of them in the book! I also love the max and autumn feelings!

    May 26, 2020 at 11:19 am



    Okay, I am sorry, I just would hate it if anything happened to Lucas and Jacinta.
    That does sound like a great idea, just I would feel extremely heartbroken if Lucas moved away and I would be extremely heartbroken if Jacinta liked someone else.

    May 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm



      Pratha, don’t worry i don’t want them to break up either! they are so unbelievably cute! i was just saying how Jacinta is always jealous of Lucas liking someone else, so for a few scenes, maybe he could be worried that she likes someone else and then he could tell her how much he loves her and kisses her. It would be so cute and totally strengthen their relationship!

      June 25, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        Stella the wannabe matchmaker


        Hehe. You sound like a matchmaker Shravya.
        I feel ya sisters. They are so totally cute!!!

        July 2, 2020 at 11:55 am

        Aditi the crazy Lucinta shipper


        YESSSS! That would be amazingly adorable ♡
        Especially since i want to see Lucas’s jealous side and it would add more drama 😉
        Lucinta is SO ∞ ADORABLE!

        July 19, 2020 at 9:31 am

      Jacqueline Harvey


      I think it’s okay Pratha 🙂

      July 2, 2020 at 1:07 pm



Quick question.
Is Kensy and Max book 6 based in the snow? And is it called FULL SPEED???!!!

May 26, 2020 at 11:00 am

Brooklyn Jones


Hi Ms Harvey,

I’m really enjoying your Kensy and Max series.

Kensy is so funny and sarcastic!

She is my favourite character.

Kind Regards,

June 3, 2020 at 1:05 pm

Brooklyn Jones


Hi Ms Harvey,

Is Curtis with Kensy and Max in Book 6, Full Speed.

PS: I also enjoyed decoding the Kensy and Max chapter titles.

They are really interesting!
I uncovered a chapter title called “Just Desserts”

Which I think must b in freefall:D.

Kind Regards,

June 4, 2020 at 11:51 am

Sanuli Tuduwage Don


Hi Ms. Harvey,
My name is Sanuli and I love your Kensy and Max series. I’ve already preordered the sixth one!!!
My favourite character is Song, he’s really funny and calm. I have got my friend (Lucinda) to read it and she likes it too. I can’t wait to read the sixth one when it comes out!!
Kind Regards,

September 8, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Sanuli,

    I’m glad to hear that you enjoy the Kensy and Max series, I really enjoy writing their adventures! I hope you enjoy Kensy and Max: Full Speed.

    Yes, Song is very funny – I love his Confucius quotes (especially the ones he tries to make up) 🙂

    Happy reading,


    September 16, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      Sanuli Tuduwage Don


      I got the sixth one!!
      I think that it’s the best one of the series so far, it’s really actiony (sorry, I don’t know if that’s a word, probably not) and funny as well. A perfect combo.
      I can’t wait for Take Down now (I think that’s what it’s called)!

      October 27, 2020 at 8:42 pm



Hi, I just really wanted to know that if there is going to be a Kensy and Max movie. That would be really cool if there was. C3an the next book include song and maybe Autumn and Carlos. That would be nice.
P.S I love your books!

October 6, 2020 at 10:12 am

Thomas R


I’m going to preorder Take Down, I think. I wonder if Kensy likes Curtis or Soren more, but considering Curtis is right across the road from them, he is more likely. I am waiting to see if perhaps a Kensy and Max movie, or even TV show appears because Alice-Miranda has one. One of my sisters adore Clementine Rose, and has the whole set which is impressive.
Kind regards,

January 7, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Thomas,

    I hope you enjoy Kensy and Max: Take Down (once it is released)! I would love to see Kensy and Max come to life, like Alice-Miranda.

    I’m thrilled to hear your sister adores the Clemmie series, she has a special place in my heart and I really enjoyed writing about her life which always seemed to have something exciting going on! 🙂

    Happy reading,


    February 28, 2021 at 5:24 pm



I love ALL of Mrs Harvey’s Books!!! A little while ago I was OBSESSED with Alice-Miranda. Then it was Clementine-Rose and NOW- oh goodness- I am in LOVE with the Kenya and Max series!!! I’ve read them all before and I’m currently going through them again!!! The series is so beautifully written (much like all of Jacqueline’s books) and has perfect characters too! I, myself am OBSESSED with Autumn and Max!!! Like, CRAZY PERSON obsessed!!! I really love ALL the stories and adventures that come out of this wonderful woman’s mind!!! Keep writing!

January 8, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Amelia-Grace,

    Thank you so much for this lovely message! I appreciate hearing when my readers love the books I write. 🙂

    Best wishes,


    February 28, 2021 at 5:19 pm



Ms Jacqueline, I think you should draw a picture of Curtis Pepper or maybe even Autumn Lee!
You could put them on the front of a Kensy and Max book as well or on the back!

April 18, 2021 at 9:37 am

Mia Graziano


These are just some more ideas:

You should draw all the other characters mentioned in your books and create another book with all the character profiles in it.
Add someone with the name Mia into one of your next books (my name is Mia, so that would be cool)
Create a story that takes place underwater

I hope these ideas help 🙂

June 9, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Mia,

    Thank you for the suggestions, I always love hearing what my readers would like to see in my future books. 🙂

    Happy reading,


    June 20, 2021 at 9:53 am



Hi Ms Harvey,

I’m Lauren, I am 11 years old, and I am from New Zealand and (like Zoe) I really want Kensy and Max to travel to NZ in your next book. I LOVE Kensy and Max; the books are written so well. I am SO excited for Spy Games (I think that’s what it’s called).

June 18, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Lauren,

    Thank you for your kind words and the suggestion for a possible Kensy and Max book setting – you never know where Kensy and Max’s next adventure could be!

    I hope you enjoyed Kensy and Max: Spy Games if you could get your hands on a copy. 🙂

    Happy reading,


    June 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm



I can’t wait for spy games!

I totally ship Kensy and Soren and want them to be in the next book!

December 9, 2022 at 12:12 pm



You should do a book where soren and kensy and autumn and max kiss

April 22, 2024 at 8:17 pm

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