I am a Fleet Street-trained journalist and communicator with skills for print and web. I began my career as a news reporter on the Daily Mirror and then moved on to become a feature writer at The Guardian, features editor at The Sunday Express, associate features editor Daily/Sunday Express, assistant magazine editor at the Daily Mail and then moved into new media, becoming online news editor at The Sunday Times. I also spent two years working within the Home Office in an unprecedented journalistic role as invited by then Home Secretary Jack Straw and redeveloped and redesigned the Youth Justice magazine.    

I took on a major restructuring and redevelopment project for Northclifffe Media, redesigning their commercial newspaper content across Devon and Cornwall and part of their magazine portfolio. My transformation of Cornwall Today into a glossy lifestyle magazine led to it winning Regional Magazine of the Year at the Press Gazette awards. I have transformed communuications at Falmouth University, getting them national media coverage. I have redesigned Adoption Today magazine for the charity Adoption UK, leading to increased membership.

My new book The Children of Albion is available from Amazon, to order a copy please click here

SYNOPSIS: In post-millennial England, the next generation are falling through the gaps of a very broken society. In the wasteland of a English sink-estate, where the adults are lost to drink, drugs, poverty and destructive relationships, the next generation run feral, surviving day to day by any means possible. Starved of food, love and affection, the children face a bleak future following in the crime-riddled footsteps of their parents, and their parents’ parents before them. However, when the middle-class dreamer, drop-out, and revolutionary teen, Albion makes camp in one of the derelict houses, an unlikely friendship is struck between him and Robbie, a boy born of the estate who desperately longs for things to be different. With dreams of establishing a modern-day Camelot, and refuge for those children let down by society, Albie and Robbie attempt to create a new and better world, but they soon discover the weight of a crown is a very heavy burden to bear, and the legacy of the last generation is a terrifying and consuming beast.

EDITORIAL REVIEW With a great sensitivity, and passionate desire for social change and intervention, Jill explores a narrative often ignored in English literature, giving a voice to a generation and social-group whose voice is so often ignored. The Children of Albion' is a stark observation through the eyes of the children, and offers a fascinating and eye-opening read.



The Children of Albion