Who is Jill Dearman?

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Jill Dearman writes socially-engaged crime fiction, with an emphasis on queer history, and intersectional feminism.

She is the author of seven books. Dearman’s new novella is a modern gothic gender-bent take on Jekyll and Hyde called THE UNCANNY CASE OF GILLES/JEANNETTE. (The Shortish Project 2023). Her 2022 novel JAZZED (Vine Leaves Press) received a starred review from Kirkus; Kirkus also chose it as one of their Top Indie Historical Fiction Novels of 2022; BANG THE KEYS, her book for writers (Penguin 2009) has become a writing bible for scribes; her historical crime novel THE GREAT BRAVURA (She Writes Press 2015) was featured on NPR, and in The Brooklyn Rail; she is the author of FEMINISM: THE MARCH TOWARDS EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN  (Nomad Press 2019), the first-ever history of feminism for teens; her classics, QUEER ASTROLOGY FOR MEN and QUEER ASTROLOGY FOR WOMEN (both from St. Martins Griffin 2009, reprinted by MacMillan 2015) have been translated into French and Korean.

Jill works as a part-time Professor of Writing in New York University’s Liberal Studies Program. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Her short essays, interviews, reviews, and stories have been widely published. Throughout the 1990s, Jill worked as an HIV counselor and AIDS activist.  Jill is also a freelance editor, writing coach, and astrologist. She is represented by Susan Golomb of Writers House Literary Agency. For more: www.jilldearman.com.