Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Eudora Welty
Edith Wharton
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I thought I had something to say that could be helpful to adolescents and young adults.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Don’t give up!