I hate doing these. I’m the kind of person who prefers to let the work speak for itself. I mean, what do you really need to know about me? It’s about the writing, and that has to be strong enough to speak for itself.
Well, I guess a few facts here won’t hurt.
I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada, though I was born and raised in Toronto. Sometimes I go back to visit family and friends, but I love it too much in Vancouver to ever move back. It’s just me and two cats sharing an apartment and the cats make sure I know how lucky I am that they let me live with them and pay all their bills.
I have a degree in English Literature, though I didn’t get it because I wanted to be a writer. I’m a firm believer that a degree will not make you a writer (especially a good writer) if you don’t have the potential already. Only time and practice will do that. I’ve now published the first book in my Mirrors of Bershan trilogy, Bound. I’m new at being an author, so I’m learning a lot as I go, but having fun at the same time. I’m not slowing down though. There’s always another story to tell, after all.
When Spring and Summer hit, I love to go out with my camera and shoot pictures, mostly of gardens, trees and flowers. I’ve been enjoying sharing my fairly large stock of my own photographic work on this blog, one picture per post unless I miss a post. In the event that you see a picture that you’d like to have a print of, feel free to email me with the size you’d like and a postal/zip code so I can let you know how much both come to. We can work it out from there.
On the subject of posting, I definitely post at least twice a week, though three times is more common. I don’t post more than once per day, but I will post if I have something to say. Once I posted every day for a week, which was crazy but fun. I try to respond to all of the comments I get unless I have absolutely nothing more to add, because I appreciate it when people take the time to share with me what they’re thinking.
I can’t think of anything else, but if I do, I’ll throw it in here. For information on what I’m working on, you can check out my Project Status page, which I tend to update whenever something changes. I also maintain pages for my published work and the projects I’ve written and are bringing to a publishable state. Sometimes I even post free samples there.
If you want to drop me a line, I can be contacted at jlizhill(at)gmail(dot)com.
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Last Updated: April 17, 2013