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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Jill Criswell

Jill Criswell is a writer of young adult fantasy. Born and raised in the swamps of northeastern Florida, she received degrees in English and Psychology and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. Her greatest passion, besides reading and writing, is traveling the world—she’s been to fifty countries across six continents, falling in love with places like Namibia, Cambodia, and Iceland. She is also the author of Beasts of the Frozen Sun, the first book in the Frozen Sun Saga.