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Jill G. Hall is the author of a dual timeline trilogy about women searching for their place in the world connected by vintage finds. The first of the series, The Black Velvet Coat, was a #1 Amazon Bestseller and an International Book Award Finalist for Best New Fiction. The second, The Silver Shoes, was a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications including A Year in Ink, The Avocet, and Wild Women, Wild Voices.

As a visual artist Jill uses found objects to fashion whimsical mosaics, collages and assemblages. She hosts workshops for artists of all types at San Diego Writers, Ink and on her ranch in Descanso. 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. She is a seasoned presenter at seminars, readings and community events. On her blog Crealivity she shares personal musings about the art of practicing a creative lifestyle.

Jill’s 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. Her B.A. and master’s degrees are from the University of San Diego and she holds an Educational Leadership doctorate from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. 

She has served on a variety of philanthropic boards, chaired the Creative Catalyst Program for Individual Artists through the San Diego Foundation and volunteers on the San Diego Arts and Culture Challenge Committee raising funds for local nonprofits and artists in need. She also gardens, practices yoga, tap dances and enjoys spending time in nature. One of her greatest joys is to hear from readers and visit book clubs because that’s what inspires her to keep writing.


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


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