Jill Monroe's grandparents firmly believed their grandkids should experience the satisfaction of hard work…by harvesting potatoes in 100-degree weather. In fact, Jill's grandma felt it was her personal duty to pass along the fading arts of canning, sewing and keeping house to her only granddaughter. While Jill didn't "take to" canning or sewing OR, let's face it, cleaning, she did pick up her grandparents' other favorite pastime — reading. During the hottest time of those long summer days, Jill's grandma and great-aunts read and discussed their favorite romance novels. It wasn't long before Jill joined in the conversation. No one is more proud of Jill's first book than her grandma and great-aunts.
While in college, when asked to name a goal, Jill would answer — to write a romance novel. A reunion didn't pass without a friend asking if she'd ever written that book. Now Jill can scream, "YES!" (often with leaps and pom-poms).
After various careers, including driving a van of 14 college students cross-country, breaking up fights and being one of several to interview Jesse Jackson for a local radio station, Jill happily settles behind the computer and writes the kind of stories she hopes people will enjoy reading on those long, hot days of summer. Or to heat up the slow, cold nights of winter!