A native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx, J L Hill spent his adolescent years in Fort Apache, the South Bronx 41st precinct during the 60’s, during a time when you needed a gang to go to the store. Raised on blues, soul, and rock & roll gave him the heart of a flower child. Educated by the turmoil of Vietnam, Civil Rights, and the Sexual Revolution produced a gladiator. Realizing the precariousness of life gave him an adventurous outlook and willingness to try anything once, and if it did not kill him, maybe twice.
12 years of Catholic education and a couple more in college spread between wild drug-induced euphoric years, which did not kill him, gave James a unique moral compass that swings in any direction it wants. A scientific mind and a spirit that believes nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough guides his writings. He enjoys traveling to new places and seeing what life has to offer.
James began writing short stories and poetry back in his early years, and in his twenties, he moved on to novels. He worked in the financial industry and later earned a degree in computer programming, his other love. James has a successful career as a software engineer designing, developing and maintaining systems for the government and the private sector. He has been programming for nearly forty years in various languages.
After years in the computer world he returned to his first love, unleashing the characters in his head. Still a hopeless insomniac, he feels free to pound out plots. J L Hill is a prolific storyteller writing crime stories, fantasies, and sci-fi, with a slant on the dark side of life.
The next step on his journey naturally led to the business of publishing. He started RockHill Publishing LLC not only to publish his own work, but to give others access to the literary world. His computer background and experiences in word processing give him insight into what it takes to create good books.
The Killer series is an adult crime novel centered around the life of Bulletproof Morris ‘Mojo’ Johnson. Killer With A Heart introduces us to the young gangsters and mobsters in the conflicting worlds of Organized Crime.
Killer With Three Heads has the boys from the Bronx return as international criminals and more deadly than ever.
In Killer With Black Blood, Nicky ‘Nails’ Rocci sacrifices everything to reach the pinnacle of power in the world of Organized Crime.
The Emerald Lady is a pirate/mermaid adventure/love story set in the Golden Age of Pirates and the first novel in the fantasy Gemstone Series.
Pegasus: A Journey To New Eden, his science fiction deals with the emotional effects of technology, and answers the question, “How do I feel about nuclear war?”