Jill Sooley, Author of
The Widows of Paradise Bay
Jill Sooley grew up in Mt. Pearl, NL. She attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science. She pursued a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi. Jill worked as a communications director with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador until moving to New York, where she became a publicist with a Manhattan public relations firm, working with such clients as PBS and the Empire State Building. She was awarded the Big Apple Award from the Public Relations Society of America for a public relations campaign she conceived on behalf of the New Yorker Hotel. She left the big city behind to raise her children, eventually settling in to write fiction. Currently, she resides on Long Island with her family.