Featured Member – Jill Smith
SMALL is Beautiful
Jill remembers the days of writers meeting in a tent at Pacific Fair when she arrived at the Gold Coast sixteen years ago. She remembers the hard work and fun of being on a small committee, and her aim in volunteering to write a history of GCWA is, in part, to safeguard the memories of the Association’s humble beginnings.
Ten years ago her Science Fiction book Dual Vision was published by Zeus as an eBook. Somewhat pre-empting the theme of the Twilight series, the narrative tells of an alien-abducted man from country Victoria who returns from outer space with a family and attempts to re-establish himself and them in the community.
Facebook is Jill’s place for meeting a variety of published writers. This is how she met Joanne Fedler and came to be sent a copy of Things Without a Name which is presently on her bedside table in company with Hazel Phillips’s autobiography and a novel Give it No Thought by GCWA member and recent speaker Richard Grant. Her favourite writer is Ann McCaffery, Science Fantasy/Fiction author of the Dragon Series.
Ardent scrap booker, journaller and frequent contributor of book reviews and articles to e-Writeabout, Jill’s dream is to also be mainstream published one day. Always the optimist, she already has the perfect photograph waiting to go on her first back cover; a small beautifully relaxed studio shot of herself dressed in warm colours that match her hair and eyes.