Author : Jill Zeller

Author of numerous novels and short stories, Jill Zeller is a Left Coast writer, 2nd generation Californian, retired registered nurse, and obsessed gardener. She lives in Oregon with her patient husband, 2 silly English mastiffs and 2 rescue cats—the silliest of all.

Counting Birds

Originally published Winter, 2018 and revived because I missed the Christmas Bird Count again. . . .drat. For the past 3 years, I have spent

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Plot Options

Originally published April, 2017 My husband and I, with the assistance of an Australian red blend, discussed a story idea. He writes, too, and in

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Halloween Post Stolen!

I don’t know how it happened. One never does, in the world beyond the veil. Perhaps underworld dwellers are angry, or bored. They must be

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A Look at Inventors

Originally published 2018 First, a word about semantics. And modifiers. My initial title for this blog modified ‘Inventors’ with ‘Female’. Then as I thought more

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Halloween Costumes

Originally published November 2011by Phyllis Irene Radford In earlier decades “dress up” and “let’s pretend” were favorite games of mine.  My girlfriends and I could

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The Reluctant Traveler: Den Haag

Originally Published October 2017 by Jill Zeller, after viewing a Maurits Cornelis Escher collection. Leaving Escher in Het Paleis, Hannah and I asked for directions

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Cats. Again

Originally published in 2017 About cats And writers. We have cats. I think most of us do, anyway. Every writer I know personally has one

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This Was the Week That Was

Originally published January, 2021 I’ve nabbed the title for today’s blog from an very old satirical TV show that only members of a certain generation

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Chocolate as a Weapon

Originally published April, 2021 by Jill Zeller I wanted to find out if chocolate had ever been used to kill someone, outside of adding poison

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Exploring Plot Options

Originally published November, 2017 by Jill Zeller My husband and I, with the assistance of an Australian red blend, discussed a story idea. He writes,

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It’s All in the Cards

Originally published September, 2017 by Jill Zeller Do you have a tarot deck? I have three, but this in no way compares to friends of

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