Jill Chafin is a writer for Life Savvy. She loves delving deep into topics that help improve your quality of life---making you a happier, healthier, more productive person.
Jill has an extensive background in all forms of writing, from fiction, memoirs, journalistic articles, product reviews, creative nonfiction, personal essays, and more. She's self-published her own raw dessert cookbook. You can read about her adventures in life, motherhood, and healthy eating at the Jilligan Island Blog.
Jill received an Advanced Diploma in Creative Writing from the Whitireia Polytechnic in Wellington, New Zealand in 2007. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has a professional background in dance and currently runs the Alight Aerial Dance Theater --- a small aerial dance performance company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Awards and Select Publications
Runner-up in the America's Next Author competition in 2012
Finalist for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award in April 2016
When not writing, Jill continues to pursue her career in dance and aerial arts (check out her company's YouTube channel). She loves going on outdoor adventures, traveling to unique destinations, and learning to cook with the Instant Pot. She's a mama to two fierce redheaded toddlers, which makes her life a chaotic circus. Luckily, she also knows how to juggle.
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