Jill Lawton is passionate about literature and people. In 1980 she graduated in English Literature from Jesus College, Oxford and in 1985 emigrated to South Africa where she completed two further Masters' degrees, in psychology and theology. After a number of years as an educational psychologist, she became fully immersed in the pastoral ministry of a church in the suburbs of Durban. She is a member of the SA Writers' Circle and mentors in creativity, convening a monthly writing club called 100 Lines. She writes for her own pleasure, mostly poetry, and blogs around the curiosities of life.