Jaco Jacobs is the author of more than 260 books and more than a million copies of his books have been sold. His work has been awarded 46 times. His books have been translated into English, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. He has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal twice and two of his books have been adapted to film. Jaco lives in Bloemfontein with his wife, Elize, their daughters, Mia and Emma, three dogs, a cat and a pet python.