Jill Elaine Hughes
Novelist, Playwright, Journalist

About the Author: JILL ELAINE HUGHES is a professional playwright, novelist, journalist and freelance writer with more than 15 years' experience in publishing and professional writing/editing.  She has contributed to many newspapers and national magazines, including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Yahoo! Shine, the Chicago Reader, the New Art Examiner, Cat Fancy magazine, and many others.  Her plays have received productions nationwide and internationally, are widely published, and have been anthologized alongside Pulitzer and Tony winners.  She is also a published novelist under the pen names "Jamaica Layne" and "Jay Hughes".

Ms. Hughes also has nearly two decades of experience as a professional writer/editor in the corporate and academic worlds, and currently works as a freelance writer/communications specialist serving multiple clients. 

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