professional watercolorist and published author, grew up in the
Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. She became a professional
artist in San Francisco in the early 1970s and was first published
in a national equestrian magazine in the 1980s.
An enthusiastic outdoor athlete, Jill also pursues her loves
of rock climbing, caving, horseback riding and whitewater kayaking.
True to her nature, Jill met her husband, Dennis, on an expedition
to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Jill has returned home
to the Mountains of Southwest Virginia - the perfect setting
for her novels.
Jill's watercolors are a constant reflection of her changing
world. Another of her passions is world travel, and she has enjoyed
being a travel coordinator since 2003, escorting tourists to
her favorite European destinations. When she is not painting
commissioned portraits, Jill is creating watercolor memories
of her travels. But it's her love of outdoor sports that inspires
her writing. Her current adventures with writing fiction are
well-placed in the Appalachian Mountains where an oddball assortment
of characters climb, cave, and paddle their way throughout each