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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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.

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 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...

Tuesday Tell-All

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Writing and Upcoming Releases King’s Folly I’ve been hard at work on the rewrite of King’s Folly. It’s a BIG book, so it’s taking more time that some books might. The rewrite is due back to my publisher on June 10. I should have a cover in late June to show you all. The release date shifted a bit. Now the first part ebook release is set for December 2015 with the full print version coming out April 2016.   Turning Point This is an ebook collaboration I’m participating in with six other authors. We are putting together a temporary ebook set of seven YA books to sell for .99. This is in an effort to reach a wide, new audience with our books. Check out the Amazon.com preorder page to see the books that are included. Could be that there are some you’ve never read. And please consider helping us spread the word about this set. We’re only planning to release it for a month or so, then it will vanish forever. You can preorder now on Amazon.com, and it will be available on all ebook platforms June 1.   RoboTales We’re expecting a book cover any day now for Tinker (book one), and then we will have...

Two Free Ebooks

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Did you hear about the free ebooks? Enclave Publishing has put the kindle and iTunes ebook versions of By Darkness Hid and The New Recruit on free for a while. (I’m not sure about international stores.) Go buy them now for nothing! And if you already have them, please tell your friends. Share the love, guys. Share the love. Here are the links: By Darkness Hid on Kindle By Darkness Hid on iTunes The New Recruit on Kindle The New Recruit on iTunes Purchasing these free books helps me because it shows Amazon and Apple that the books have more buyers, and that changes the dynamics of the “customers who bought this also bought” sections in the online stores. Plus, it has the potential to get readers hooked into the series. These aren’t the only ebooks Enclave Publishing put on free. There are more deals to be found! Check out this blog post to snatch up the other ebooks. And feel free to share any of these links with friends who you know love to read. Happy...

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About Me


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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