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Jill G. Hall is the author of a dual timeline trilogy about women searching for their place in the world connected by vintage finds. The bestselling Anne McFarland series was the 2021 Next Generation Indie Awards Winner in Fiction, The first of the series The Black Velvet Coat, was an International Book Award Finalist. The second, The Silver Shoes, was a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. The third, The Green Lace Corset received a National Indie Excellence Award.
As a visual artist Jill uses found objects to fashion whimsical mosaics and collages like Anne the heroine in her novels. Stage performances have ranged from Macbeth to The Music Man. Her personal experiences as a visual and performing artist have been interwoven into her novels.
Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications including A Year in Ink, The Avocet, and Wild Women, Wild Voices. On her blog Crealivity she shares personal musings about the art of practicing a creative lifestyle. She is a seasoned presenter at seminars, readings and community events. Jill is an instructor at San Diego Writers, Ink and hosts workshops for artists of all types on her ranch in Descanso, California.
Her 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 teaching on staff with the California Arts Project at San Diego State University. Her B.A. and master’s degrees are from the University of San Diego and she holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
She has served on a variety of philanthropic boards, chaired the Creative Catalyst Program at the San Diego Foundation and volunteered on the San Diego Arts and Culture Challenge Committee supporting local nonprofits and artists in need during the pandemic. Currently she is working with a group to raise funds for a new performing arts center at Liberty Station. She gardens, practices yoga, tap dances and enjoys spending time in nature. One of her greatest joys is meeting with readers because that’s what inspires her to keep writing. Yes, her fourth novel is in the works!