Jaco Jacobs is the author of more than 170 books and more than a million copies of his books have been sold. His work has been awarded 40 times. World rights to two of his books were acquired by OneWorld and during 2018 A Good Day for Climbing Trees and A Good Night for Shooting Zombies were released, as well as the Italian translation of A Good Day for Climbing Trees. Both books have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Two of his books have been adapted to film with a third in production.
Jaco lives in Bloemfontein with his wife, Elize, their daughters, Mia and Emma, three dogs, a cat and a pet python.