Jill Murphy Long is the author of novels and a non-fiction book series. She also writes screenplays and teaches creative writing. Since 2005, she has been a book editor and advocate for dozens of other writers to publish their books.
Prior to writing books, she worked in advertising as a creative director and copywriter for several LA agencies before opening her own: The Ad Group and Murphy & Watt Advertising.
Her first best-selling book, Permission to Nap, Taking Time to Restore Your Spirit received the Excellence Award, a distinguished recognition presented by the Chicago Book Clinic and the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award by the Publishers Marketing Association.
The author has appeared on CBS and Fox television stations and has been a guest on other stations throughout North America. Interviewed by NPR and other major metro radio stations, she has also been hired as a keynote speaker at symposiums, conferences, universities, libraries, and spa resorts including The Golden Door, Canyon Ranch, and Red Mountain Adventure Spa & Resort.
Her other titles, Permission to Play and Permission to Party, received press coverage in: USA Today, Better Homes & Gardens, Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, American West In-flight Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, EPregnancy, and the international spa magazine, Pulse, to name a few.
Her books have been sold in gift catalogs and at their websites such as: Isabella, Femail Creations, Paragon, Victorian Trading Company, and Jessica’s Biscuits.
Jill has e-published Skiing With God, which will soon be released as an audio book.
The Conduit will also be available as an audio book in the summer 2014.
When she is not writing, she’s making a movie, skiing, or cycling.
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