Jill is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. She has a strong media background and over 15 years of publishing experience.
After writing ad copy and features for published books for years, she knows how to find the “hook” and sell it. Jill is interested in upmarket, commercial fiction, with an emphasis on mysteries, thrillers and horror, women’s commercial fiction and historical fiction.
Some of Jill’s new and upcoming fiction includes Watch Me (St. Martin’s Press) by Jody Gehrman; The Beloveds (Gallery) by Maureen Lindley; A Place We Knew Well (Ballatine) by Susan Carol McCarthy; Days of Night (Thomas & Mercer) by Jonathon Stone; Fishbowl (St. Martin’s Press) by Bradley Somer; City of Windows (Minotaur) by Robert Pobi; The Nightmarchers (Gallery) by J. Lincoln Fenn; We, the Jury (Blackstone Publishing) by Robert Rotstein; A Knife in the Fog (Seventh Street Press) by B. Harper MD; Dragon Springs Road (HarperCollins) by Janie Chang; A Killing at the Creek (part of the Ozarks Mystery series from Witness Impulse) by Nancy Allen; The Cordell Logan thriller series (The Permanent Press) by David Freed; LA Times best-selling Benefit of the Doubt (Tor/Forge) by Neal Griffin; The Dog Year (Berkley) by Ann Garvin; and the Jaden Terrell series that includes the Shamus Award nominee Racing the Devil and A Cup Full of Midnight (The Permanent Press).
Sample Titles or Authors
#Keep Marching, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
The Beloveds, Maureen Lindley
Dragon Springs Road, Janie Chang
Commercial Fiction, Crime, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women’s Fiction
Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, History, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Narrative, Parenting, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Sports
Chick Lit, Family Saga, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Short Story Collections
Adventure/True Story, Dating/Relationships, GLBT, Health & Fitness, Medical, Memoir, Military/War, Multi-Cultural, Music, Nature/Ecology, Pets, Religion, Science, True Crime