Who is Jill Dearman?

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

She is the author of JAZZED (Vine Leaves Press 2022), which received a rave starred review from Kirkus; BANG THE KEYS, a book for writers (Penguin 2009); 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), a history of feminism for teens; and QUEER ASTROLOGY FOR MEN and QUEER ASTROLOGY FOR WOMEN (both from St. Martins Griffin 2009, reprinted by MacMillan 2015).

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 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 metaphysical counselor. She is represented by Susan Golomb of Writers House Literary Agency. For more: www.jilldearman.com.