Tuesday, Jan. 17th
About Social Hill:
I wrote SOCIAL HILL, a 300 page, 80,000 word autobiographical novel, over the course of 54 days while living in a halfway house on the East Side over the summer. Although this is my first novel, I've been writing for decades, honing my craft and mastery of prose fiction until the Universe saw fit (if it indeed ever would) to grace me with the idea for a compelling, and potentially bestselling, story. Well, lo and behold, that happened this year, which explains how I was able to complete it so fast. I'm originally from Chicago, but I've called San Antonio home for 16 years. Ultimately, the story I tell is about the demise of a modern American family, one that closely mirrors my own. It is a story that at times is hilarious, at times heartbreaking, but always poignant and relatable. At the end of the day, SOCIAL HILL is about the triumph of the human spirit, as well as how mental illness can affect not just the person who has it, but also those around them. And it provides an example of how to learn from your mistakes (even if you screw up royally along the way).
About Jason Hill:
Jason Hill has stories to tell. In fact, this local homeless veteran packed his debut novel, SOCIAL HILL, with them, telling plenty of funny and sometimes even tragic experiences in his recently self-published new book. After years of dreaming of being a novelist, Jason decided to take control and independently publish his manuscript after his marriage ended and he lost his beloved two children.