peiwritesBefore now, I’d been published in several blogs and in a few print publications like the Truro Daily News, Sackville Tribune-PostThe BuzzConvenience Store DecisionsThe Updater and Career Options Magazine. But never before have I had work published in a book.

This bad boy was released into the world yesterday. Twenty-two authors contributed to this beautiful paperback creature, including the two hard-working editors, Patti Larsen and Colleen McKie.

The official blurb:

The PEI Writes 2013 Anthology is a compilation of work by some of the Island’s writers, both established and emerging. Drawing from the talent of the PEI Writes Group, established in 2011, the collection reflects the evolving tastes and expanding creativity of each and every contributor. This anthology offers a cross-selection of both writing styles and genres, including expositional and comedic non-fiction, dramedy, young adult paranormal, fantasy, and a wide selection of poetry.

My contribution is a piece called A Short Essay and it’s semi-snarky, semi-serious. It’s about some of the things I’ve encountered as a short person, as well as some things others have encountered. Some of it feels quite personal to me, but I’m glad it’s out in the world.

You can purchase the book by clicking on the cover and visiting the little (very simple) site I made for the book.

In other news…

I’ve not been updating this blog as frequently as I would like because I’m splitting my focus between working on my novel and sewing a new garment. I finally got an invisible zipper foot for my machine and I’m proud to say I’ll probably never use a regular zipper again- this kind is so easy! Couldn’t believe it!

The garment I’m working on is from a pattern from Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. I’m making a muslin first to avoid fit issues, since I’m a bit hefty up top and in the hips. It’s quite a bit of extra work, because I’m sewing the top twice, but I think it’ll be worth it in the end.

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Jillianne Hamilton is an author, crafter, hobby addict, history enthusiast and graphic designer in Charlottetown, PEI on Canada's beautiful east coast. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award in 2016. Her fourth book, The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII, will be published in 2018.

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Hi, I'm Jill! I'm an author, a Lazy Historian, a web/graphic designer, a bookworm and a hobby addict. I live in Charlottetown on Canada's beautiful east coast. Learn more.

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