Jill Jennings launched a career in poetry beginning in 2008 with her debut book, The Poetry Alarm Clock. Winner of top awards in the Georgia Poetry Society, The Atlanta Writers Club and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Jill began composing poems after teaching Latin and English for 16 years, largely in the public schools of Cherokee County, Georgia. After taking early retirement in 2004, she decided to trade the classroom as well as her popular SAT Prep workshops for a full-time job as a writer. Since she had served as a regular columnist for The Athens Observer, in Athens, Georgia; Editor of West Georgia Magazine (the two years she was in Michigan); and Public Relations officer for WGTV (now GPTV) and the local affiliate in Allendale, Michigan, writing was already in the blood.
Jennings has a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from the University of Georgia and knows numerous foreign languages. She divides her time between her permanent home in Woodstock, Georgia, and her summer home in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. She has been married for 22 years to a wonderfully supportive man, Paul Cheng, who also shares her passion for travel and foreign language, without whose support and encouragement many of these poems would never have been written.