A Time to Kill Zombies

A Time to Kill Zombies is now available to preorder! It is book #3 in the Time of Zombies series. It is Jack and Lila’s story and also a larger look at the hostile world the group now lives in.

ATimetoKillZombies 500x750I’ll be working on a book page here on my website this week. But until then, it should be available at Amazon, BN.com, iBooks, and Kobobooks for preorder!! Releasing June 27, 2016

Jill James, romance author

Ten Tips to Create a Writing Routine

My favorite is #8. Check them all out and if you have the time, listen to some of Chandler Bolt’s videos. He is a great motivator.

Writing Process: 10 Tips to Create a Routine

Jill James, romance author
A Time to Kill Zombies is coming soon!

This is what happens…

at my house when you try to install a new toilet. LOL








Apparently all toilets are not standard and the new one didn’t fit under the overhanging shelf the builders added in 1992 when the house was built. So next, this happened…








And I will be getting a new vanity and sink! Yay!!

Would have been nice if we’d realized it before we painted the whole room! LOL

Jill James, romance writer and DIYer.

Prepare for the Unexpected

This is why you need more than one book when you dig into promoting yourself and your books.

Scheduled for a TV Appearance … and then the Dreaded Unexpected Happens

The same holds true for pitch appointments with agents and editors. If they don’t like your first or current manuscript, be prepared to pitch numbers 2, 3, and 4. They want to buy books. Give them several options to choose from.

Nothing sells book #1 like book #2…and so on.

Jill James, off to write now!

A Time to Kill Zombies, Time of Zombies, Book 3 coming soon!

Brief Hiatus

paintbrushI’ll try to post some pictures of the renovations later this week, but for the time being I won’t be doing an actual blog while we are working on the house.

Are you a do-it-yourselfer or do you hire someone?

Jill James, romance author and do-it-yourselfer


I love this hashtag on Twitter and Facebook. Let the Tweetverse and Facebook peeps know what you are working on. For non-authors, there is #amreading to share a good book you are reading.

#amwriting A Time to Kill Zombies which is Lila and Jack’s story. Secret project which may or may not be a romantic suspense.

#amreading Alone In The Dark by Karen Rose.

What are you reading or writing?

Jill James, romance writer and reader


Happy Book-iversary!

Today is the 5th anniversary of my first published book. Five years ago today The Wild Rose Press released Tempting Adam! TA is a contemporary romance set in a Hollywood movie studio. It’s a little Disclosure and a little Pretty Woman. Happy Anniversary to me!!


Adam St. Eden and Yvette Giardino are two of my favorite characters. Sometimes people do the wrong things for the right reasons. Sometimes falling in love is not in the contract, but it happens anyway! True love always prevails.

Buy links HERE!

Jill James, writer of romance ~ a guaranteed happily-ever-after


Goodreads Giveaway – The Zombie Hunter’s Wife


My latest book is available as a giveaway at Goodreads! Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 autographed paperback copies of The Zombie Hunter’s Wife.

Good luck, Jill James

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Zombie Hunter's Wife by Jill James

The Zombie Hunter’s Wife

by Jill James

Giveaway ends February 15, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Judge a Book By Its Cover Contest

I don’t enter a lot of contests, but I love the JABBIC Contest and entered this year with Love in the Time of Zombies. I would love your vote, Elaina Lee of For The Muse Designs did a wonderful cover. I’m in SF/F/P category.

The JABBIC Readers’ Choice (that’s Judge A Book By Its Cover) is open to the public.

The JABBIC bookseller judges have had their say. Now it’s time for you to have yours.

Fire up your laptop, tablet, or phone and browse to the JABBIC Readers Choice page to start logging your votes. It’s easy and fast–and anonymous. (But you probably want to be on a broadband connection. We load up all the entries in each category on a single page.)

Just click the genre category at the top and prepare to be wowed. Don’t be shy. If you love a cover, give it a 5. If it doesn’t quite turn you on, score it as a 1.

This contest is great if you’re trying to figure out what makes an appealing cover since it is judged by booksellers who probably see thousands of covers every year. Their winners will be announced after the public has voted.

The Readers’ Choice judging will be open until midnight, February 12.

Thanks, Jill James, romance author

RWA Nationals San Diego 2016

San_Diego_HarborI’m all registered and have a hotel room. This will be a mini-vacation with the conference and visiting brother and his family.

So excited! I haven’t been for a few years. I love the workshops, the fellow writers, seeing and meeting the superstars in our industry. Fun times!!

Will I see you this year in San Diego???

Jill James, romance author

It’s Dangerous Out There

gumdropsNever has there been a better time to be a writer. You can go traditional with a publisher, find a nice independent publisher, or try your hand at self-publishing.  But dangerous waters still exist. Be aware of who you are doing business with. A friendly face doesn’t always equal a friendly business. And it IS a business. Great blog post about it…


Jill James, romance author and self-publisher

Book Publishing Isn’t Supposed To Be Dangerous

calligraphy penIn the scheme of things, book publishing isn’t supposed to be a dangerous job. Police officer, firefighter, soldier, electrician–all of these come to mind when I think there might be danger in the job description. But the saying ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ had to come from somewhere.

Hong Kong publisher cancels book after employees go missing

Jill James, romance writer

Grab the Popcorn


Have you heard this saying on the Internet? It can be dueling blogs with he said/she said or it can be venom unleashed in the comments of a blog or it can be clickbait that starts a word war. All you can do is sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy the show.

I can definitely see both sides in this one, but I’m not taking sides. I like to watch drama, not be the drama! LOL

Kristen Lamb’s Blog

JA Konrath’s rebuttal to Kristen’s Blog

and also some more from Kristen on her blog if you follow along.