Jill Tunbridge is passionate about music, movies, art and flamenco.
She loves to bring stories and ideas to life through poetry, prose and dance.
Jill was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved with her family to Sarnia, Ontario in 1977. After graduating from the University of Guelph, Jill moved to Vancouver, British Columbia.
She is the Artistic Director of Flamenco Del Mar Dance Studio.
Jill currently lives in White Rock, BC.
“Like a Butterfly…Screaming” is Jill Tunbridge’s first novel.
What are you working on next?
The Wonderful Adventures of Tamzin Lazuli. Alone at home, a teenager (Nina) ventures into the shed for no good reason. While there, she pulls up a blue tarp and uncovers a wooden chest. Inside the treasure trove is a leather satchel containing the most precious jewel of all - a diary of letters and stories written by her late grandmother - Tamzin. Before Nina has time to leap for joy, she hears voices... two or three men are talking... they are standing in the backyard, right beside the shed. One man is identifiable by voice - he is her father's real estate agent. The agent is assuring the men that there is oil on this land - a fact unknown to the present owner. He also promises to make a special deal, one that is well below the asking price. "Besides, Thomas Luzuli's wife is ill and they have to move to the city." Stunned, Lucy hides in the shed until the men leave her property. Before she has a chance to tell her father what she'd heard in the garden, she is stopped short. They have to get to the hospital - her mother has just opened her eyes.
Who are your favorite authors?
William Golding. Robert Heinlein. Ray Bradbury. Stephen King.
A little girl has a dream in which she meets the Fairy of the Night and Still. She embarks on a whimsical adventure and travels to the mythical land of Orient-R, where everything is topsy turvy and exotic birds fly hurly burly. Will she return home safely after an encounter with a mischievous raven?
Fairy of the Night and Still is a fairy tale poem which will delight all ages. Sweet dreams…
A little girl finds bones in the forest - could they belong to her long lost brother, Alex? Daniel Stone has begun to shine as a DJ at the Plaza Monumental, the hottest dance club in town. Daniel was rumored to be near Sunlight Forest on the day that Alex Fournier went missing. What does Daniel know? "Like a Butterfly... Screaming" is an interwoven tapestry of mystery and intrigue set in B.C.