Jill Althouse-Wood, author of the novel SUMMERS AT BLUE LAKE, is both a writer and an artist. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Delaware. Before quitting her job to make art and meaning, Jill worked for 15 years as a fabric designer. She began writing as a way to express herself creatively in balance with her day job and raising a family. Jill combines her love of the visual and the verbal in the workshops she implements on creativity and life journaling. An expert on the subject of creative journaling, Jill has appeared on television and has presented her workshops in places such as schools, libraries, yoga centers, women's shelters, and community centers. Jill's paintings have found audiences and buyers in galleries including Red Raven (Lancaster, PA) Gallery Piquel (New Hope, PA) Goggleworks (Reading, PA) and Buzz Ware Village Center (Arden, DE). Since 2013, Jill lives, writes, and paints in her home in the intentional community of Arden, DE.
In 2013, Jill and her family moved from Lancaster County, PA, to Arden, DE, a utopian arts community on the edge of a forest and minutes away from the cities of Wilmington and Philadelphia. She enjoys the proximity to both nature and culture. She is currently at work on a new novel and has representation through Don Congdon Associates, Inc. in New York.