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Jill Wallace was born and bred (her mother would prefer 'brought up') in South Africa, and lived the second half of her life in America. She feels like the African baobab or "Upside Down Tree", with roots that look like branches. Like the confused baobab, she no longer knows where the South African ends and the American begins. She's comfortable in her duality and hopes like hell it affords her some degree of complexity. A girl can always hope :o)

Sometimes, she loves dogs more than people, chocolate more than good sense, and Netflix binge-watching more than house cleaning (well... make the latter ALL the time!)

Jill's addicted to writing. Expect her novels to have a South African flair, and no matter the century of her characters, she'll strive to keep their situations relevant and their emotions real.

Wallace listens to the voices in her head which describe their dilemma and state of chaos. Then she waits, pen poised, to see what they'll do about it. She records how they find the courage and strength to attain what they really want--be it friendship, peace, acceptance, or everlasting love. That's the magic that keeps her heart pounding in her throat and her fingers flitting across keys.

Jill started her writing career as a screenwriter. Her first script was twice optioned by producers for movies. When disappointment flooded in and dreams collapsed, an author friend said, "To hell with them all. Write a book." So, she did. It took her three years.

War Serenade is inspired by a true story about a bon vivant Italian opera star forced into WWII, who is shot down, captured by the allies and sent to a run-down POW camp in South Africa. Broken and longing for death, he sees a spunky red head through the barbed wire and when their eyes meet, she becomes his reason to live. But he is a prisoner, and she, his enemy...
War Serenade won a number of awards, the most recent are the Golden Quill Contest Winner Desert Rose RWA, and Rone Awards 2020, for best audio book.

Zebra is Jill's second novel and largely based on her husband's experiences. Athol grew up in a remote resort in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa during the apartheid era and fought in the Bush Wars in the 60's and 70's. This literary fiction/historical/action adventure/coming-of-age saga spans 4 decades. Though the times are incendiary, Zebra is not about politics but a divine, true bond of friendship.


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War Serenade Fiction, Jill Wallace, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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SynopsisDIVIDED BY WAR. UNITED BY MUSIC. ENDANGERED BY PASSION. When bon vivant Italian opera star-turned-pilot Pietro is shot down during World War II, he nearly loses his life. Worse, he's lost his passion for music and is close to losing his sanity in a soul-crushing prisoner-of-war camp in South Africa when he meets Iris. He has a vision of a love worth dying for—worth living for—and realizes he must find his voice if he ever hopes to find her again.Iris's dreams are at stake when she...

Zebra Fiction, Jill Wallace, B4R.store, Indie Lector, LLC, Authors, Authors Marketing International, marketing, international, books, reading, writing, contest, short story, author owned, indie, independent, bookstore, store
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SynopsisA young white boy and a Zulu teen grow up together, building an extraordinary friendship as they explore the rugged Drakensberg mountains around a remote South African hotel during the apartheid era. Jock and Papin forge an indelible bond while learning to love and appreciate each other’s cultures. Despite whispers from intolerant guests, the boys are oblivious to the consequences of their friendship. “There goes the zebra,” guests remark, claiming they can't tell where the white boy...