Jill Swenson

Memoir and Publishing

Jill Swenson is a developmental editor, literary representative, and writer. She owns Swenson Book Development LLC, a boutique agency representing clientele who write memoir, narrative nonfiction, children’s picture books, middle-grade fiction, art/photography poetry, and young adult (YA) fiction. With a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago and 30 years of teaching, editing, and coaching writers, Swenson is an author’s advocate. She recently won the first Muskeg and Spruce Writing Contest for her piece, "If We Were Good,” and has previously taught at the Loft Literary Center, Ithaca College, and the University of Georgia-Athens. Her current work-in-progress is set in Warroad, Minnesota, on Lake of the Woods.