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Jean Gill

Dieulefit, France


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I'm a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with a very big white dog, a Nikon D700 and a man. I taught English in Wales for many years and my claim to fame is that I was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Carmarthenshire. I'm mother or stepmother to five children so life has been pretty hectic.

I've published all kinds of books, both with conventional publishers and self-published. You'll find everything under my name from prize-winning poetry and novels, military history, translated books on dog training, to a cookery book on goat cheese. My work with top dog-trainer Michel Hasbrouck has taken me deep into the world of dogs with problems, and inspired one of my novels. With Scottish parents, an English birthplace and French residence, I can usually support the winning team on most sporting occasions.

I love hearing from readers so feel free to mail me at with comments or questions. You'll find a mix of my work, along with fun trivia about books, at My photo portfolio is at and I blog at I sometimes accept guest bloggers so get in touch.

Interests: Photography, dogs, gardening and food.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • someone to look up to; the story of a special dog