Jill Tinker


Jill Tinker was a nurse, a teacher, a tutor, a care assistant and a retail manager. Now she's a writer. She's finally found the job for her!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I can't really remember a time when I didn't write. I remember my father took me to the big library in town one day. It's one of my earliest memories. I loved the smell of the place and the sheer number of bright and colourful books. As soon as I picked up a book I knew that I wanted to write my own.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I often have a general idea of what I want to write before I start out. The greatest joy of writing for me is when the characters take on a life of their own and lead me in different directions. That's when I know I have something that's worth pursuing.
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Eddy the elephant seal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Eddy was happy in the zoo until one day strange things began to happen to his body. The children were laughing. He was angry until he found what they were laughing at.
Fergus the frill-necked lizard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Fergus is proud of his scaly skin. He likes to bask on his favourite log. One day though he has a big wake up call when the snake comes across him.Find out what happens to Fergus and how he escapes being eaten.
Cecil the shark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 470. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Cecil is a little shark with a big desire to be bigger. Find out how he manages to achieve his wish with a little help from his older brother.
April the Aye Aye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
April is an Aye Aye who just loves to eat. Find out how her greed got the better of her the day she met the hunters and the aye-aye eating monster.

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