By Jackie Rutherford

When the Cat’s Away

Just how much trouble can three teenagers get into when Mom and Dad are away on holiday?

A light-hearted, funny story about the dangers of impromptu parties, changing sibling relationships and how sometimes people can surprise you…


Award-winning Author

Jackie Rutherford

Hi, I’m Jackie. My stories are guaranteed to have heart, humor and an ending that will make you smile.

I used to be a high school biology teacher, which probably explains why science seems to sneak its way into so many of my stories.

I live in New Zealand with my husband, three children and a wide assortment of animals including cats, guinea pigs, quail, budgies and fish. The title of 'Worst Behaved Creature' is highly contested in our house.