Jessica J. Hill is a writer by heart, a teacher by passion, and a traveler by nature. She has found a way to combine all three by teaching English abroad, writing about travel and sharing her knowledge of the written word with others.
She is currently working on a travel memoir, tentatively titled, Teacher Beautiful.
Excerpts from Teacher Beautiful have been published in Emrys Journal; won a scholarship from the Colorado Author’s League; won a writing contest from the Tourism Authority of Thailand; and been recognized by Traveler’s Tales. Her other nonfiction has appeared in Alaska Airlines Horizon Edition, Skirt!, Animal Wellness Magazine, Oi Vietnam and Northern Thailand Magazine, to name a few. She earned a M.A. in creative nonfiction and holds a B.A. in journalism.
Jessica has experience working in publishing and publicity, having worked for Malibu Magazine, 944 Magazine and BizBash Media, and helped market the following authors and their books: Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain), Jamie Ford (On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet), Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell From the Sky) and Naseem Rakha (The Crying Tree), to name a few.
In addition to founding Teach English: ESL, an online endeavor to encourage and help others have meaningful travel experiences via teaching English, volunteering and/or interning in Asia, Jessica writes about her own experiences with teaching and traveling at MissAdventureTravel.com.