JJ Somers is an Australian retired school teacher and principal who originally trained as a primary school teacher but completed degrees in arts and education whilst teaching at secondary level. His career then went full circle when he became principal of two primary schools. Somers also worked extensively in the private sector in a training and project management role.
Following retirement from full time work, Somers has worked in the vocational training sector as a trainer and instructional designer. He also delivers courses in financial literacy for The Smith Family to students about to leave secondary school. Somers is a passionate member of his local Rotary Club and is responsible for youth affairs. He also devotes time as a board member of his local golf club and Bendigo Community Bank.
The Lie is Somers first foray into children’s literature.
Follow the journey of four young students in their final year of Primary School as they confront the consequences of a small lie told by one of them that grows even bigger.They explore relationship issues that emerge from the lie and become immersed in a community project. On their journey they lear...