Jill Kelly, PhD, is an editor, author, and painter. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a text and developmental editor and coach for writers and other creatives. Her three cats, Frannie, Evie, and Mr. Sam, do all the chores so she can be creative 24/7.
I grew up an avid reader, and I loved language and fiction so much that I became a professor of literature. When I left that career in 1994, I became an editor so I could help all kinds of writers get better work out into the world. In 2000 I started my own creative life.
I have a pretty organized writing life. It didn’t happen overnight but now I journal every night and I write on my current book project every morning. Having a definite project, whether it’s writing 100 poems or creating plots and characters for a new book, keeps me really interested in the process. And writing every morning means I get to start the day doing something that’s very meaningful for me.
I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!