Jill Elaine Hughes is an award-winning journalist and playwright as well as a New Adult fiction novelist.
As a reporter, she has contributed to many mainstream newspapers, magazines and other media outlets. Her plays have been widely published and produced in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta and many other U.S. cities, as well as in the UK and Australia. She has also published many erotic novels under the pen names Jamaica Layne and Jay. E. Hughes.
She currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two children.