1. Jill’s Books

I write weird books for teens. Another word for “weird” is speculative fiction, which is fantasy, sci fi, time travel, supernatural, paranormal, alternate history, dystopian, steampunk, or anything else WAY out of the ordinary.

2. Jill’s Blog

Here I blog about adventures in life, writing, and reading. I have a lot of random thoughts in my head too. This is the place I like to share them.

3. Novel Teen

Looking for clean teen fiction written from a Christian worldview? You found it! Come on in and search the Novel Teen database for books reviews. You can search by genre, gender, age range, or author to find the books you’re looking...

4. Onyx Eyes

Onyx Eyes: A fantasy story blog. Coming January 2014.

5. Podcast

I podcasted By Darkness Hid and To Darkness Fled, books one and two in the Blood of Kings series.  You can listen online or download the MP3s. Click “Continue Reading” to find out more. It’s free!
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10 Days Left to Enter!

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The time is almost up! All you artists out there, be sure to get your entries emailed to me for the RoboTales Student Art Contest. Winners will be published in the finished book. Contest closes July 31, 2015 at midnight Pacific Time. Many of you have told you were drawing an entry, so be sure to send it in before the deadline or I won’t be able to consider it for the book. To learn more about the contest, click here. Thanks, and good luck!    ...

King’s Folly Cover Reveal!

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Cover reveal for Jill Williamson’s King’s Folly, a new epic fantasy series from Bethany House Publishers.

CHOIS 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

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Last week I attended the CHOIS convention in Nampa, Idaho. This was the sixth year I’ve gone, and I always have a wonderful time. The CHOIS convention used to be held at College Church of the Nazarene, but they outgrew the space, so this year they were in the NNU gymnasium. My friend Angela Strong joined me with her wonderfully funny Fun4Hire middle grade series. Here we are in our booth. The best part of the convention is seeing all the friends I’ve made over the years. Below is me and my new friend Trinity, then me and my good friend Abby, and finally me and Josiah, who I see every year since he and his sisters work in his father’s apologetics booth. I always have a wonderful time talking books with Josiah....

Turning Point: 7 Young Adult Inspirational Ebook Novels in One Set...

Happy Tuesday, everyone. I have an amazing deal for you. To celebrate the upcoming summer vacation, I’ve partnered with six author friends to release an ebook compilation of seven full-length novels for only .99. What a great way to get all your summer reading in one place! The set is called Turning Point. It’s not really in a “box” since the set is digital, but all seven full-length, inspirational, young-adult novels come in this single download for only .99! The genres in the compilation range from contemporary to fantasy with both male and female protagonists. The one element all the stories have in common is that they focus on a turning point in the main characters’ lives.   The set is on pre-order right now on Amazon.com, but will be available on all ebook platforms on June 1, 2015. This set will only be available for a limited time. Includes By Darkness Hid and books by Staci Stallings, Laura L. Smith, John W. Otte, Nicole O’Dell, Kathrese McKee, and Laura Anderson Kurk. Here are the covers of the books included. Have you read any of these? Of those you haven’t read, which look most interesting? (See box at the bottom of this post of a description of each novel.)   Turning Point: 7 Young...

The RoboTales Art Contest is Open!

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RoboTales art contest for kids to have their work in a published book.

Cover Reveal: Tinker (RoboTales, book 1)

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I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for Tinker (RoboTales, book 1). This is the first in an eight-book series that my son and I have been working on for the past three years. It’s so exciting to finally have a book cover! What do you think? The RoboTales books are advanced chapter books/early middle grade. Tinker (book one) is a retelling of Cinderella for boys—though my daughter really liked it too. Tinker won’t come out until late August 2015. Why, you ask? That will be announced tomorrow. That’s right. Exciting news coming tomorrow! Today, I wanted to give you a little backstory on how this project came to be. The dream began in 2012. Luke was in fourth grade. That year I spoke to his entire elementary school to promote the local public library. The books I’d published at that point were best for readers in middle school and up, yet my visit got kids wanting to read my books anyway. Several checked out the 500-plus-page tomes. Some of the fifth and sixth graders stuck with it and read the stories, but most the younger kids lost interest. It made me want to write something for readers ages 7-13. I went to Luke for help. Over the course of the next...

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My name is Jill. I’m a daydreaming, chocolate loving, creator of kingdoms. I write weird books for teens. Fantasy is my fave. I'm a Whovian, a Photoshop addict, and a recovering fashion design assistant, who was raised in Alaska. I love to teach writing.

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Turning Point: 7 Young Adult Inspirational Ebook Novels in One Set