Jody J Hill has been creating fantasy worlds to entertain others since childhood. Her current project is an epic fantasy trilogy, though she enjoys writing travel essays and short stories as well. She holds an English Literature BA with a Creative Writing minor, and a MA in Teaching. A retired educator, she also has been employed as a desktop publisher and technical writer. She has active memberships with the Ashland Novelist Group and Willamette Writers. In her free time, she "collects" National Parks to satisfy her passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking when she's not busy with her family and menagerie.