At the beginning of 2012, Jill entered a new phase of her Romance career when she became an Editor at Boroughs Publishing Group; now she helps other writers realize their dreams.
Residing in San Diego with her husband and a trio of dogs, Jill’s favorite pastime is to gather friends and family for good food, conversation and plenty of laughter.
We asked Jill some questions about herself and her job. Here are her answers.
1. What would most people be surprised to know about you?
I have worked as a personal chef and traveled all over the country on a private train car.
2. If you could go anywhere on vacation and money was not object, where would you go and why?
A first class culinary tour of Europe with travel by private jet and accommodations in first class hotels with friends. Because I love food, I love Europe and I love spending time with friends.
3. What excites you about your job?
This one is easy—working with authors to make their stories the best they can be. I love the collaboration.
4. What would you like authors to know about working with an editor or agent?
Several things—first, editors are busy and have lots of authors. I know the same is true for agents. We can’t always work on an author’s timetable. Sometimes we actually take a day off.
Turn in your best work. Polish. Use spell check. Don’t waste an editor or agent’s time with something that reads like a first draft. Be professional.
Also be open to suggestion. If an editor or agent has ideas for changes, they see something in your story you have missed or haven’t taken full advantage of. Be willing to listen and consider ideas.
5. What would you absolutely love to see come across your desk right now?