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Jill Evans

Jill Evans is a Long Island-based writer and editor with an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. She's worked as an editor for several trade and subscription-based publications and has been published several times in Newsday and the East Hampton Star.

In addition, she taught a creative writing class at Suffolk County Community College as an adjunct professor and currently teaches a memoir class at Connetquot Library. She was also a nonfiction finalist for the 2016 Christopher Hewitt Award for her memoir piece about AIDS entitled, It Began with a Phone Call, which was published in A&U Magazine.

Published Works:

Travels with Jim


Jim's a loner. At 23, he's never had a real home, and he's spent the last eight years of his life train hopping from coast to coast chasing the ghost of a father he's never met. The only irreplaceable thing Jim owns is a copy of his father's poetry book. But Jim's severely dyslexic and can't read. Hope comes in the form of an 18-year-old girl named Sorrie, a runaway seeking a new life with her relatives in Nebraska. Jim agrees to take her on one condition—she reads the book to him.

Set in 1993, Travels with Jim, explores the romanticism of the road, the grittiness of life on the edge, and the hopes of two people discovering why caring for each other can be more important than freedom.

Published 2023 by Brown Posey Press and imprint of Sunbury Press.


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