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Jill G. Hall is the author of the award-winning Anne McFarland Series about women searching for their place in the world connected by vintage finds. Dual timeline novels, The Black Velvet Coat, The Silver Shoes, and The Green Lace Corset are bestselling bookclub favorites.

As a visual artist Jill uses found objects to fashion whimsical mosaics and collages like Anne the heroine in her novels. Stage performances have ranged from Macbeth to The Music Man. Her personal experiences as a visual and performing artist have been interwoven into her novels.

Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications including A Year in Ink, The Avocet, and Wild Women, Wild Voices. On her blog Crealivity she shares personal musings about the art of practicing a creative lifestyle. She is a seasoned presenter at seminars, readings and community events. Jill is a past president and instructor at San Diego Writers, Ink. 

She holds a master’s degree from the University of San Diego, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Her tenure as an inner-city educator spanned over twenty years incorporating her interest in the arts along the way. Positions have included being an Arts Magnet Coordinator and teaching on staff with the California Arts Project at San Diego State University. 

She has served on a variety of philanthropic boards, chaired the Creative Catalyst Program at the San Diego Foundation  and is currently on a cabinet to raise funds to build a performing arts center at Liberty Station. She gardens, practices yoga, and enjoys spending time in nature. She lives in Point Loma and Descanso, California with Trixie the Yorkie Mixie. One of Jill’s greatest joys is meeting with readers because that’s what inspires her to keep writing. Yes, her fourth novel is in the works!


Jill G. Hall, bestselling author of The Black Velvet Coat and The Silver Shoes brings readers another dual tale of two vibrant women from different eras trying to discover their true identities. Anne McFarland, a modern-day, thirty-something San Francisco artist in search of spiritual guidance, buys a corset in a Flagstaff resale boutique―a purchase that results in her having to make a decision that will change her life forever. One hundred and thirty-five years earlier, in 1885, naïve Sally Sue Sullivan, a young woman from the Midwest, is kidnapped on a train by a handsome but dangerous bank robber. Held prisoner on a homestead in Northern Arizona’s Wild West, Sally Sue discovers her own spunk and grit as she plots her escape.

Ultimately, both Anne and Sally Sue face their fears and find the strength to journey down their designated paths and learn the true meaning of love and family . . . with a little push from the same green lace corset.

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Praise for the series:

“In Jill G. Hall’s lovely debut novel, a vintage coat and the brass key discovered in its pocket provide the foundation for the alternating stories of two women from different eras. As we read, we follow Anne and Sylvia as they navigate love and loss, heartbreak, and triumph. The Black Velvet Coat is an absolute delight.”―Midge Raymond, author of Forgetting English

“Jill G. Hall creates a novel with two unforgettable characters whose lives, though generations apart, are inexplicably intertwined, which gives you the qualities you want in a great story―mystery, suspense, and romance.”―Judy Reeves, author of Wild Women, Wild Voices

“Readers looking for a simple story will find charming elements in this blend of mystery and historical fiction.”―Library Journal

“Spellbinding. Readers will feel they are watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie as they turn the pages of this vivid, fast-paced novel about how uncovering the past can lead to discovering oneself. You’ll never look at vintage clothes quite the same way again.”―Jennifer Coburn, author of We’ll Always Have Paris

2021 Next Generation Indie Awards Winner in Series (Fiction)

2021 American Fiction Awards Finalist in Women’s Fiction

2021 CIBA Fiction Series Book Awards First Place Winner

2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Best Cover Design (Fiction)

2021 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in Women’s Fiction


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