The Author


Jill Coupe’s first job was gathering (collating) in her father’s printing plant in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. A former librarian at Johns Hopkins University, she has an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College, in the heart of the Blue Ridge. The Southern Appalachians will always feel like home to her, but so does Baltimore, where she’s hard at work on her next novel, an excerpt from which has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Summerset Review.

(Photo by Hope Williamson)



“Seven Books I Have Read More than Once and Why,” was published January 9, 2018, by Independent Publisher. Read the article HERE. 

“A Friend from Chile,” published December 8, 2017 in Chapter 16, explains why one of the plot threads in True Stories at the Smoky View involves the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Read the essay HERE.

An essay by Jill about writing her next novel was published on October 9, 2017, in JMWW Journal. Read it HERE.

Read Karen McCoy’s June 2, 2017, interview with Jill on The Writer Librarian Blogspot by clicking HERE.

Two Kinds of Advice, Jill’s April 21, 2017, post on The Women on Writing Blog is available HERE.

In an April 10, 2017, post on The Next Best Book Blog, Jill describes where she writes. See it HERE.

To read the August 30, 2016, post about Jill and her novel on Snowflakes in a Blizzard, please click HERE.

In a post on The Quivering Pen on April 18, 2016, Jill describes her long and winding road to publication. To read the post please click HERE.

To read Jill’s surprisingly antagonistic Self-Interview, posted on The Nervous Breakdown on April 12, 2016, please click HERE.


3 thoughts on “The Author

  1. JILL, so glad to hear you have written this book. Look forward to reading it. I was thinking
    about you recently and was wondering what had become of you. So glad to know where you
    are. Julie let us know. Would like to hear from you. Your old neighbor and classmate,
    Susan McDonald Overton


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