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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 first of the award-winning Anne McFarland series, The Black Velvet Coat, was a #1 Amazon Bestseller and an International Book Award Finalist for Best New Fiction. 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 Finalist Award in Women’s Fiction. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications including A Year in Ink, The Avocet, and Wild Women, Wild Voices.
As a visual artist Jill uses found objects to fashion whimsical mosaics, collages and assemblages. She’s an instructor at San Diego Writers, Ink and hosts workshops for artists of all types on her ranch in Descanso. 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. 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 teaching 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 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, volunteered on the San Diego Arts and Culture Challenge Committee raising funds for local nonprofits and artists in need during the pandemic. She gardens, practices yoga, tap dances and enjoys spending time in nature. One of her greatest joys is to meet with readers and visit book clubs because that’s what inspires her to keep writing.