OUR STORY

Pen and Fable is an Australian family business, based in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria.

Hi, I’m Geni Kuckhahn – copywriter, creative writer, freelancer, book reviewer and mum of two. Pen and Fable is my brainchild; a culmination of my love of literacy and respect for young readers and writers. I’m here to share books and stories, nurture writing skills and create space for kids and young adults to express themselves.

I love to read and I love to write. I have been writing stories and creating worlds since before I knew how to form letters on paper. I was never in any doubt that I would one day come to live by my pen. But time and hindsight have taught me two things; First. that young people are often discouraged from choosing a creative career and second, that young readers are rarely asked on a broad scale what they think about the books written for them. I believe that a shift needs to be made to make room for creative young minds to embrace their passions, and their voices need to be heard. That’s what we’re doing here.

I live with my husband and two children in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia. When I’m not chasing an energetic toddler around the house, I love reading (of course!), hitting the second-hand bookshops with my teenaged bookworm, seeking warm spots to curl up in and spending as much time with my family as possible.