Why do we love her?
Jill is an avid reader who loves being lost in a story when not immersed in the world she has created for herself (and us, fortunately 😊). She believes that a little magic happens when there is a love connection and includes that element in each of her novels. Her stories are filled with tons of sexual tension and incorporate the challenges that make an HEA worth it in the end. Jill is Texas born and raised but is hugely fond of traveling and heads out on a new adventure as often as she can.
What does she write?
Jill’s books are full of love and romance with a touch of enchantment. Her stories flow with confident, strong women facing adversity and challenges which happen to include complicated, handsome, assertive males.
5 Fast Questions
What motivates you to work hard?
I've become totally obsessed with writing and publishing. It doesn't feel remotely like work--it's my hobby, my downtime, my passion. It doesn't feel like working hard when it's the first thing I want to do in the morning and all I think about when I'm engaged in something else. Some might say I'm a workaholic, I prefer the term dedicated.
Who is your favorite author?
My favorite author is Karen Marie Moning with A Zavarelli and Callie Hart pulling in a tie at second. I have to mention both my first and second because they are in such different categories. KMM crafted a world in her Fever series that draws me in every time I read her books (and my full-series read count numbers in the dozens). Ashley and Callie write engrossing bad-boy romances that keep my heart lodged in my throat. Same as Pepper Winters--their ability to take an antihero and make him so damn irresistible is phenomenal!
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Back when I was a bit younger (insert thinner), I used to get told all the time that I looked like Tina Fey. I think she'd be a great choice--not just because of the physical resemblance, but because she is intelligent, hilarious, and adorably quirky. Not to say I posses all those traits, but if someone was going to portray me, that's how I'd want me to be portrayed.
Do you collect anything?
I get a Christmas ornament every time I go somewhere new and have since I was a child. My Christmas tree doesn't look like the fancy trees in a department store, but it's full of all our best memories. When we unpack the ornaments each year, we reminisce about the fun trips we've been on and the stories behind each ornament.
What was your first job?
Aside from general babysitting, my first real job was a piano teacher. I took lessons for ten years, and when I was in high school, my teacher took me on to help teach the beginners. It was good money, and I didn't have to deal with people--win win!