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Jill G. Hall is the author of The Black Velvet Coat, a #1 Amazon Bestseller and an International Book Award Finalist for Best New Fiction. The Silver Shoes, her next dual timeline historical novel was a Warwick’s Bestseller and a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications including A Year in Ink, The Avocet, and Wild Women, Wild Voices.

She is a past board president of San Diego Writers, Ink where she instructs, facilitates groups and co-curates art exhibitions. She also chairs the Creative Catalyst Program for Individual Artists through the San Diego Foundation. As a visual artist Jill uses found objects to fashion whimsical mosaics and assemblages. She hosts workshops for artists of all types in her own Descanso studio. Stage performances have ranged from Macbeth to The Music Man. Her personal artistic experiences have been interwoven into her novels. She is a seasoned presenter at seminars, readings and community events. On her blog Crealivity she shares personal musings about the art of practicing a creative lifestyle.

Jill’s tenure as an inner-city educator spanned over twenty years incorporating her interest in the arts along the way. Positions have included being an Arts Magnet Coordinator and serving on staff with the California Arts Project. Her B.A. and master’s degrees are from the University of San Diego and she holds a doctorate from Northern Arizona University. She also practices yoga, tap dances and enjoys spending time in nature. One of her greatest joys is to hear from readers and visit book clubs because that’s what inspires her to keep writing.