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Though born in California, and living in France as a child, Jill Green's formative years were spent on Florida's Gulf Coast. After college at the University of Florida, marriage, two children - one deaf, she started teaching, helped run two businesses and after 30 years, got divorced.
What a turn life took! Now living in two countries, Sarasota, Florida and Costa Rica, she forgot her French, but learned Spanish. Living alone took many adjustments, eventually she has become a self-sufficient, adventuresome individual, traveling the world, volunteering with many organizations, climbing mountains, surfing the seas and teaching ESL in Costa Rica and Florida.
After many years working and bringing up a family she has finally become a published writer with her book of connected short stories Free to Bloom about life in Costa Rica and the United States, hopefully the first of many. Although she has written stories and essays for small magazines, her next big project is a memoir. The trials, tribulations, joys and sorrows of living in an extensive marriage, learning independence, following a world trekking daughter and educating a deaf son among other things.
Visit Jill's personal blog at http://www.costajill.com and her Free to Bloom blog at http://freetobloombook.com