J.L. HILTON is the author of Stellarnet Rebel, the 2013 EPIC Award finalist for best sci-fi ebook and winner of the Galaxy Award for Best Non-Traditional Romance, and its sequel Stellarnet Prince, both published by Carina Press. She writes Fallout fanfic and Skyrim smut to supplement the “let’s play” livestreams on her Youtube channel, and is a contributor to Contact-Infinite Futures and Charlotte Geeks.
She started gaming in the 1970s with Atari Pong and Apple ][ and is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy who grew up with Star Wars toys, Narnia books, and pictures of wizards, dragons and Buck Rogers on her walls. She founded the Raleigh “Can’t Stop the Serenity” annual charity event in 2006, and has participated in Illogicon, ConTemporal, StellarCon, ConCarolinas, Escapist Expo and other events, as an author, gamer and jewelry designer.
As JEN HILTON, she makes unique science fiction and fantasy themed jewelry featured in the books Steampunk Style Jewelry and 1000 Steampunk Creations. Her crafting videos appear on the Youtube channel JLHJEWELRY and her graphic art may be seen as tattoos, t-shirts, and tank drums.
Jen has a dusty old psych degree and a collection of eclectic skills including newspaper reporter, columnist, copy desk editor, calligrapher, tarot reader, poet, cake decorator, award-winning photographer, tying a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue, and knowing the lyrics to songs no one else remembers.
Some of her real-life adventures include deciphering Mojave Desert petroglyphs with an archaeology professor, petting a tiger, visiting Thomas Jefferson’s bedroom, interviewing celebrity psychic Kenny Kingston, flying remote-control experimental military technology, nude modeling, taking high tea at the Huntington mansion, studying ancient Irish history at Duke University, and learning authentic Elizabethan dialect so she could work for a master perfume maker at a Renaissance Faire.
Contact her at J.L.Hilton.author (at) gmail (dot) com or find her on social media:
Author website: JLHilton.com
Jewelry website: JLHjewelry.com
YouTube gaming channel: Jewelsmith
FAVORITE MOVIES & MUSICALS: Legend, Howl’s Moving Castle, Strange Magic, Midnight Madness, Hawk the Slayer, Edward Scissorhands, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Good the Bad & the Ugly
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: North & South (BBC), IT Crowd, Vicar of Dibley, Derek, Detectorists, Episodes, Kevin Probably Saves the World, Lucifer, Firefly, Babylon 5, ST: TNG, Deadwood, Rome, Stranger Things, Twilight Zone
FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES: Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, BioShock, BioShock 2, Dishonored, Death of the Outsider
FAVORITE BOOKS: Les Miserables, Vanity Fair, John Dies at the End, The Book of Uncommon Prayer (Katherine Mosby)