About Me

Brief Biography: Jillian (or J. P.) Boston

I am a science-fiction novelist with deep passion for history, simple beauty, poetry in prose, and exploring new (and strange) ideas. I spend much of my time writing, reading and world-building. My short story “The Lantern Hanger’s Wife” was published in the Fall 2016 edition of Fine Lines magazine. Later this year I will be querying my novel The Confessions of Sive Kear, a tale of a journey in space.

“Joy & Moxie” is my creative motto: to pursue the things that bring me joy and to do so with courage. Uttered as a prayer before I write a word, cross a comfort zone, take wing.

I’m learning that…

… creativity is a way of life, not a hobby that I can roll up into a drawer. It’s a part of me. Sometimes we need a little boost, or a new way of looking at the world. The posts linked in this section are about my everyday observance of the creative life: the mystery, what it means, where it’s taking me.

… I need rest, self-care, patience. I am an introverted writer who balances writing with a full-time job. Writing, revising, rewriting (multiple times over) while yet unpublished is a long, lonely business, but it is worth doing. Telling and writing stories is life giving; I don’t know where or who I’d be without it.

… I need whimsy – sundry bits and inspirations, from the small to the galactic, from the playful to the awestruck. I share these posts as tiny doses of fresh air to keep you going, no matter where you are in your creative life.

Welcome to Joy & Moxie! Be curious and encouraged!


A few of my favorite books:

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

The Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling

I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith

The Stand, Stephen King

To Say Nothing Of The Dog, Connie Willis

Hogfather, Terry Pratchett

The Expanse novels, James S. A. Corey

Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein




Check out my “launch” post, A Fresh Start