The Black Velvet Coat


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$16.95  $15.59
She Writes Press
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5.5 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Jill G. Hall is the author of The Black Velvet Coat, an International Book Award Finalist for Best New Fiction, and The Silver Shoes, a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including A Year in Ink, The Avocet, and Wild Women, Wild Voices. As a visual artist, Jill uses found objects to fashion whimsical mosaics and assemblages. She is a seasoned presenter at seminars, readings, and community events. On her blog, Crealivity, she shares personal musings about the art of practicing a creative lifestyle. Learn more at She resides in San Diego, where she spends as much time in nature as possible.


"In Jill G. Hall's lovely debut novel, a vintage coat and the brass key discovered in its pocket provide the foundation for the alternating stories of two women from different eras. As we read, we follow Anne and Sylvia as they navigate love and loss, heartbreak, and triumph. The Black Velvet Coat is an absolute delight."
--Midge Raymond, author of Forgetting English

"Jill G. Hall creates a novel with two unforgettable characters whose lives, though generations apart, are inexplicably intertwined, which gives you the qualities you want in a great story--mystery, suspense, and romance."
--Judy Reeves, author of Wild Women, Wild Voices

"The Black Velvet Coat is a story about fate and friendship and love. These characters will break your heart in all the best ways."
--T. Greenwood, author of Two Rivers, Bodies of Water, and The Forever Bridge

"Jill G. Hall's book is a real page-turner! Artists everywhere will especially enjoy reading about the artistic process and the inspiration behind creating new work."
--Jane LaFazio, mixed media artist and feature writer for Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines

"Readers looking for a simple story will find charming elements in this blend of mystery and historical fiction."
--Library Journal

"Spellbinding. Readers will feel they are watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie as they turn the pages of this vivid, fast-paced novel about how uncovering the past can lead to discovering oneself. You'll never look at vintage clothes quite the same way again."
--Jennifer Coburn, author of We'll Always Have Paris