Jill is the eldest of four children born to Christian parents in East Central Pennsylvania. It took a while, but the rebel within finally broke free. After shocking family and friends by enlisting in the U.S. Army, then marrying—not much of a shock—birthing three sons, and getting divorced—again, not much of a shock—she’s now living in the great State of PA … at least until the next adventure.
Jill began writing nonsense stories for her siblings and friends while in grade school, probably from the time she learned cursive. Her writing has improved since then. Thank goodness. With time, maturity, and persistence, she continues to hone her craft in a variety of genres … and at the urgent butt-kicking of friends.
Taking up the challenge to write outside the box, her story “How Do You Do It, Mr. Sullivan” was accepted for the anthology Midnight Movie Creature Feature 2 (May December Publications, LLC – 2013). Over at Visionary Press Collaborative, the anthology From Dusk Til Dawn (2015) includes Jill’s short story “Whiskers.” She also co-authored “S.P.Q.R.” with Rob M. Miller for the anthology Fifty Shades of Decay (Angelic Knight Press, 2013).
From Devil Dog Press (2015 – 2016) Jill’s Maggie Mercer Mystery trilogy: “Mossy Creek”, “Freezer Burn”, and “Dog Days” is now complete and available for purchase online.
Currently, she’s working on another mystery novel when not being interrupted by a certain someone with a new project.
Writers are human just like everyone else–just more so. And perhaps even a little bit crazy; such is life when an artist needs to be both incredibly sensitive, but with rhino-skin.
Confidence levels, too, like the weather, can fluctuate.
Fortunately, the current forecast is looking good.
Feelin’ a little different!