About Me

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God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it.

My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and I am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story.  Check out my Currently Writing pages to see my works in progress on the Chronicles of Orand the Time Trilogy. I also post thoughts, reflections and inspiration to my website:  Tablets of Human Hearts

I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, with one son-in-love and a beautiful granddaughter. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/traveled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love living in New Braunfels, located at the crossroads of Texas, just northeast of San Antonio and in the Texas Hill Country, with ten pound bundle of energy, Wickie.

When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (there’s never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors.  I continue to explore what it means to be a good steward of all God has given: His love, His creation, His blessings, to include: family, friends, church, people, home, gifts, experiences, finances, and time. In this endeavor, reading, learning and listening with the desire to put it all into practice, then share the successes, the failures, and whatever is in between.

Confession: I am a control freak who aspires to be a free spirit.

Favorite authors are:

JRR Tolkien
CS Lewis
Madeline L’Engle
Robert Jordan
Rob Bell
Jim Cymbala
Philip Yancey
NT Wright

And so many more.
See what I’m reading on my Goodreads page: Jill English Johnston

Officially:

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Jill English Johnston is a writer and a blogger.  She hosts a fantasy site by her same name and an inspirational site,  Tablets of Human Hearts.  Her latest projects are Halam, the first of her Chronicles of Or series and Mists of Time, the first of her Time Trilogy.  Additionally, she writes Sunday School and Bible Study curriculum, devotionals, church plays, and e-journals.

She teaches and speaks on prayer and serves on her church’s prayer ministry team and participates in Moms in Prayer International. She is a member of ACFW, the Christian Writer’s Group of San Antonio and a charter member of Central Texas Speculative Christian Fiction Writers.

Jill currently lives in New Braunfels, Texas with her husband and a furry ten pound bundle of energy, Wickie.  When not writing or taking care of her family, she can be found running, kayaking, bike riding or hiking.

She grew up on the shores of Lake Erie in northwest Pennsylvania and joined the United States Navy in 1986.  She served as an Aerographer’s Mate (weather) and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer on September 30th, 2010.  While on active duty, she was stationed in the Philippines, South Texas, Japan, Guam, Southern California and the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  She served on board the USS Bonhomme Richard during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  She and her family lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit.

She has an associate’s degree in Weather Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, is certified as an instructor, and is close to a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Natural Science from Thomas Edison State College.

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2 Responses to About Me

  1. Christine Jarrett says:

    Jill, So happy to see you embark on something that I know is so very important to you and we are blessed that you are sharing with us and as you say, beginning your next service career! Many of us look for ways to be giving and hopefully make a positive impact on the world during our short stay here and you are sharing your gift and inspiring the rest of us! Thank you and bless you! Love, Christine

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  2. Welcome to the world of blogging!! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us…

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