HI, I’M JILL.
THANKS for taking the time to visit my site.
I’M A WRITER, EDITOR AND ARTIST. I grew up in Buffalo, New York and now live on a small island in Washington State.
CURRENLTY I AM EDITING a children’s book about a young eagle who tries to fly to the heavens as well as a collection of children’s fables. I am copy editing a book about a shipwreck and rescue in the Cook Islands that took place during the 1940s. I am also providing developmental editing on an adult nonfiction book about Martin Luther King, Jr’s Poor People’s Campaign, forthcoming from W.W. Norton.
IN THE RECENT PAST, I HAVE EDITED writing on civil rights and non-violent activism, revival of a Chilean Indigenous language, accessibility of higher education for non-native English speakers, effectiveness of study abroad programs, and more. I also acted as a speaker coach for a microbiologist at TEDx San Juan Island in 2016.
MY WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY APPEAR in Poetry Northwest online, SmokeLong Quarterly, Across the Margin and The Review Review. In 2006, I was awarded the Scribbler’s Prize for the best piece of creative writing by an undergraduate woman for a collection of my poetry. The prize was awarded by the State University of New York at Buffalo.