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Jill G. Hall is the author of the award-winning Anne McFarland Series about women searching for their place in the world connected by vintage finds. Dual timeline novels, The Black Velvet Coat, The Silver Shoes, and The Green Lace Corset are bestselling bookclub favorites.
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 a past president and instructor at San Diego Writers, Ink.
She holds a master’s degree from the University of San Diego, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. 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.
She has served on a variety of philanthropic boards, chaired the Creative Catalyst Program at the San Diego Foundation and is currently on a cabinet to raise funds to build a performing arts center at Liberty Station. She gardens, practices yoga, and enjoys spending time in nature. She lives in Point Loma and Descanso, California with Trixie the Yorkie Mixie. One of Jill’s greatest joys is meeting with readers because that’s what inspires her to keep writing. Yes, her fourth novel is in the works!