Jill James

Biography

Jill James is a published author with The Wild Rose Press and now as an Indie. She didn't start out wanting to be a writer. She wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, and President of the United States. Along the way, life happened and she realized she could be all those things; between the pages of the books she wrote. She lives in Northern California with her husband, the inspiration for all her romance novel heroes.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing is being in what I call "The Zone." That is when you look up from your computer and hours have passed and you see pages of a book that you don't even remember writing and you read the words and you can't believe they came from you. It's like magic. That's when I know something special has passed between me and the story. I want that for the reader. To look up after hours of reading and to be surprised that they are home, to feel like they returned from a journey.
When did you first start writing?
In the fifth grade, I had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Katherine Whitaker. She loved creative writing. Each week we had to write a story based on a title she gave us. I don't remember them all, but I do remember The Runaway Chevrolet and The Peanut Butter Airplane. Everyone else complained that we had to write two WHOLE pages of a story. I worried that the story I wanted to write wouldn't fit in two pages, and most of the time I was right.
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Books

The Reluctant Bride
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Series: The Lake Willowbee Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,210. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Claire Woods and Jimmy Tyler were high-school sweethearts with a marriage proposal on prom night. Ten years later and they are no closer to the altar than that far away romantic night, thanks to Claire’s family. Traits run in families, divorce runs in Claire’s own. Jimmy Tyler will need help to get this reluctant bride to the altar. With family and friends they just might make it happen.
The Christmas Con
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Price: Free! Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Robin Cappington is a reformed jewel thief, stealing from the thieves to return to the owners. She needs Ian Marr for a job. One catch; he’s the man who broke her heart and got her dad sent to prison. Forced to work together to steal back The Christmas Rose may be just what Santa had in mind for the two ex-lovers.
The Lake Willowbee Series
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Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, 1-3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Lake Willowbee Series Books 1-3 Divorce, Interrupted - Todd and Lisa's story Dare To Trust - Brady and Evie's story Defend My Love - Daniel and Megan's story All stories originally published as single eBooks.
Defend My Love
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Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Megan Kirby thought all she wanted was her freedom. Freedom to leave prison behind. Freedom to be the wife and mother she had been denied up to now. Daniel Kirby wanted his sweet, naïve wife back. Four years of prison took all that away. But, Megan wants the world to know of her innocence and for someone else to pay for her lost years.
Dangerous Shift
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Shapeshifters live among us but remain unknown except for the highest echelons of law enforcement, the military, science, and medical fields—until now. Shapeshifter cops, Lt. Nikki Hill and Lt. Sean Evans are on the clock to stop a Shapeshifter species extinction virus. *Finalist - 2013 Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award
Dare To Trust
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Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,740. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 2-The Lake Willowbee Series Evie Grimes, on the run from her stalker ex-husband, falls for Brady Jackson, but she's not sure she can dare to trust another man with her heart. Brady Jackson will do anything to protect the woman he loves. When her ex-husband turns up dead everyone wonders if Brady took protecting Evie too far. Book 1 - Divorce, Interrupted Book 3 - Defend My Love
Divorce, Interrupted
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Series: The Lake Willowbee Books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Book 1 - The Lake Willowbee Series Newly-divorced Todd and Lisa Miller are stranded at their mountain cabin. There to divide a lifetime of memories, they soon are in danger from more than the anger between them. A vicious storm forces them to rely on each other to survive. Can they trust the one person they lost belief in? Or are their hearts in danger from more than floods and frigid weather?

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