Jennifer Hillier is an upcoming author who wrote several well-rated psychological suspense novels. Her first book was published in 2011, by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books. She wrote in total five well-known novels: Creep, Freak, The Butcher, Wonderland, and the soon to be released Jar of Hearts. As he admits herself, she writes about dark people “who do dark, twisted things”.
Jennifer was born and raised in Toronto but lived in the Seattle area for 8 years, and this is where all her books are set.
Jennifer Hillier has always been drawn to the darkest of fiction though she admits she is usually scared of the littlest things, like crossing the road, walking over manholes, porcelain dolls or the classic clowns. She started writing at 6 years old. Her first story was inspired by the Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, where she changed the destiny of the Wicked Queen who is horribly killed by a vengeful Snow White.
Towards the age of 10, she was focused more on writing original pieces. She wrote mostly short stories and poetry. Early attempts at writing a novel were fruitless as she always gave up after the first chapters, as many beginner writings do. She later admitted that one of the things she learned while writing novels is that the best way to finish your project is to stick to your 2,000 words-a-day quota.
Hillier stopped writing for many years and she didn’t write a single piece in her twenties. The love of writing captured her again in the thirties when she moved to Seattle, and this time she completed her first novel in just three months. This first novel was never published.
She continued to write but the second novel, the Creep, took over a year to complete. This novel was published in 2011. It is the story of Dr. Shelia Tao, a professor of psychology and an expert in human behavior with a dark past and a sex addiction.
The next three novels she wrote gained her recognition among the fans of the genre. In Freak, Jennifer Hillier redefines what “frightening” means through the story of Abby Maddox, the girlfriend of a serial killer and a murderer herself. The story is a continuation of Hillier’s first novel, Creep.
Her latest novel, Jar of Hearts, is planned to be released in June 2018 from Minotaur Books. It is a psychological suspense, as most of her novels are. It is a story of murder, betrayal and unspoken secrets. The star of the novel is Georgina, a 30 years old executive whose life is turned upside down when her
high school boyfriend has been arrested for a series of murders. The book has great reviews and is expected to grab the reader’s attention from the beginning.
Jennifer Hillier is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of Canada and International Thriller Writers. She also writes a regular column at The Thrill Begins. Her love of Stephen King shows in the novel she writes.
Jennifer Hillier is married and has a son but just like many other celebrities, the spotlight around her never ceases to go away.