J.L. HILTON is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy who grew up in the 70s and 80s with Star Wars, Star Trek, Narnia, Atari 2600, Apple ][, D&D, The Twilight Zone, Heinlein, Bradbury, and the original Battlestar Galactica. Since 2012, she’s participated in Illogicon, ConTemporal, StellarCon, ConCarolinas, Escapist Expo and other events, as an author, gamer and jewelry designer.
Author of Stellarnet Rebel, 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 also writes Fallout, Skyrim and Firefly fanfic.
As JEWELSMITH, she has a Youtube channel for mature gamers. As JEN HILTON, she makes unique science-fiction/fantasy themed jewelry, and started the Raleigh “Can’t Stop the Serenity” annual charity event in 2006.
Jen has a dusty old psych degree and a collection of eclectic skills including newspaper reporter, columnist, editor, calligrapher, tarot reader, poet, cake decorator, award-winning photographer, tying a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue, and remembering the lyrics to obscure songs.
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, having high tea at the Huntington mansion, studying ancient Irish history at Duke University, and learning authentic Elizabethan dialect to 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: The Crow, 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, Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, John Dies at the End, The Book of Uncommon Prayer (Katherine Mosby)