Jillian has spent the last decade traveling, working in the outdoors, writing, and composting the days into what she hopes will be something of benefit. She resides now in New Mexico where she writes and studies poetry and prose with the deeply gifted people of the high desert who have welcomed her in. She earned her grit through colleges near mountains and rivers, and her love of a vintage treasure find from the cities that bordered them. She is her best on the road, camped out under the stars, or surrounded by good people, and will forever strive to passionately protest mediocrity. She has been published in Elephant Journal, Folk Rebellion, Sivana East, and The Santa Fe Literary Review.
She is happy to follow a story or idea anywhere the adventure calls, and is open for collaboration, reviews and essays.