Jill Van Den Eng is an author and journalist with a keen interest in the extraordinary tales of ordinary people. She earned a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. She returned to her hometown of Kaukauna, WI as a city news reporter for The Kaukauna Times. The city with a river dividing it left an impact, inspiring the setting in Van Den Eng’s debut YA novel, “Divided Moon.”
In addition to writing, Van Den Eng enjoys reading YA and popular fiction, running, solving puzzles and getting outside. She is a master gardener who keeps an herb and vegetable garden outside her home office and a novice astronomer with a really big telescope.
Van Den Eng lives in South Central Wisconsin with her husband. three sons, two lazy cats and one evil hamster.