Jill, Author at JillWallace.com
  • Newsletter Reprint

    May 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the May 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Hellooooo again, and welcome to my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. I don’t mean to bombard you with emails, but I want you to know…TODAY is the day Athol’s and my baby is born! Zebra, the novel, is released today! Zebra comes in ebooks, print, and hardcover copies! You can find it on Amazon, Apple Books, Nook, Kobo, Scribd, and even more retailers! Our collaboration on this book, started off with great excitement which turned into a butting of left and right brains. Athol’s pragmatism…

  • Newsletter Reprint

    April 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the April 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Hellooooooo again, my friend! So thrilled you’re letting me share my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world with you again. April is bidding us a fond adieu and spring has sprung. All things new and fresh abound. May this find delightful new beginnings and fresh starts being offered to you, with outstretched hands. Go on, grab them. Our only guarantee of time, is NOW. After three long years of gestation – Zebra will be born imminently. In that time, we could have birthed an African elephant (645 days),…

  • Drolletjies

    South African Artist Veronica Prins

    I chanced upon this amazingly gifted South African painter. She doesn’t market her work, but she sells her art. I thought it was time I took her out of the closet and shared her with YOU. These are the works of VERONICA PRINS. Remember the name. I know you won’t have any trouble remembering her art. If you’re interested, please send me an email –  jill@jillwallace.com – or shoot me a note via the contact page on this website, and I will put you in touch with Veronica. There is nothing in this for me other than a great pride in a talented fellow South African. ~~~~~

  • Newsletter Reprint

    March 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the March 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Helloooo again! As always, a sincere thank you for coming to spend a little time on my camo-colored jeep so we can go on a mini- adventure together. In this world, I strive to unleash an Untamed experience, or share something Unexpected or ponder something that might become Unforgettable to you.  You see, I live in hope and optimism. It keeps me going. March is on its way out, but before it slips away, look out for your gifts folklore promises March will deliver.…

  • Newsletter Reprint

    February 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the February 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Hellloooooo and welcome back to my UNTAMED * UNEXPECTED * UNFORGETTABLE world. I hope you had a divinely memorable Valentine’s Day, but most of all, I wish you love every day. Even if it’s a lick of your hand by a faithful pooch or a purr in response to your devoted touch, know that you are loved. Moviemakers call the earth-shattering scenes in a script ‘moments’ whether someone dies or someone comes to a startling realization. Of course, there have to be tons of ‘moments’…

  • Newsletter Reprint

    January 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the January 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Hellloooooo again! Thanks for letting me share this new world I’m endeavoring to make UNTAMED * UNEXPECTED * UNFORGETTABLE. As my best friend said, “Jeez! That’s a hellava lot to live up to!” She’s absolutely right – so if I fail, please cut me some slack, and I’ll strive to do better :o) I hope this NEW YEAR finds you full of hope and great expectations. May you realize a good many of your dreams in this 2021, so bright with possibilities. So glad…

  • War Serenade

    Writing Pangs

    WAR SERENADE, my first novel, started as a screenplay which was optioned by two different production companies over seven years. At my lowest ebb, a dear author-friend said, “To hell with them all. Write a book.” So, I did with the help of an amazing writing group called “STAR.” The transition from script to novel was at once thwarting and exhilarating. What? I could share my characters’ thoughts with my audience? Hard not to get carried away with thatliberty after worrying about expediently cramming each page with titillating plot, character and setting because as a script, one page equals one minute of screen time at a cost of $100,000 per…

  • Vignettes

    Father Christmas South African Style

    Growing up in South Africa we didn’t have Santa. We had Father Christmas who still pops in to see us every year if we’re lucky ;o) Much like the U.S.A., South Africa is a melting pot of immigrants. The only real natives of South Africa are the San or Bushman people, so over the years we South Africans have merged traditions with those around us. ‘Monkey see, monkey do’, has made us marvelously adaptable. To that point, when we lived in South West Africa (before it was Namibia) there wasn’t a German person in our broadest circle, but my family adopted the tradition of giving gifts on Christmas eve from…

  • Authors,  Interview

    Interview with Lucy Lakestone!

    You write in more than one genre. What do you get out of writing adventure, romance and funny mysteries? The truth is that I love writing in various genres, and you can see my varied passions in my tendency to bend and blend genres. I started writing adventure under another name, and those books had some romance in them. I started looking at romance as the next genre to explore, especially as I learned how smart, diverse and feminist so much romance is. So I wrote a steamy romance series, The Bohemia Beach Series. These books are hot but also have rich love stories at their heart, along with humor.…

  • War Serenade

    Code Name: War Serenade

    What started as a true story my mom told me in lieu of a fairytale when I was four, muddled around in my head for decades. I never heard a love story which touched me more. Finally, I decided to transpose it from my head and heart into a script, the most logical landing place, I felt, because these characters and their great love were larger than life and deserved to be on a movie screen. That true story became “War Serenade”—the screenplay. I pitched “War Serenade” the movie to producers in Hollywood. Miraculously I received a call and Allan, the producer, said “This is a hell of a love…