In the library field for 40 years, Jill has worked for private, public, special, and school libraries. She is a judge for two Romance Writers of America chapter contests, for the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Awards, and for the Independent Book Publishing Award. A science fiction and fantasy fan, she has spoken at Comic-Con on graphic novels and their place in the library. Jill credits her parents for her love of reading through reading aloud to her, weekly trips to the library, and filling their house with books. Belonging to two book discussion groups ensures that she reads widely in all areas. She loves to eat, especially chocolate!