Jill Pollack, founder of StoryStudio Chicago, is an award-winning communications consultant, writer and editor. A published author with 15 years experience in corporate communications, Jill teaches creative writing to individuals and leads customized seminars for businesses and professionals. Her work has appeared on the Internet, in newspapers, magazines, trade periodicals and political journals. Jill has authored three books for young adults: , Shirley Chisholm (First Book) named a Best Book by Science and Film Magazine; Lesbian and Gay Families: Redefining Parenting in America; and Women on the Hill: A History of Women in Congress (Women Then–Women Now). She is currently working on a novel and short story collection.