Jill Zima Borski
 Call me at 305-852-9886 or email jzimakeys@aol.com
Back cover carries a description of the contents and the reason for the book's title, Know that I have Lived.
 Memoir author Jill Zima Borski shares momentous life stories in her book, Know that I have Lived, such as getting left behind twice as a child, finding a body part on the sidewalk, and winning a bicycle through an essay contest that sets in motion a lifelong love affair with cycling and bike racing. She scoops up treasure in a flowing stream, much to her and everyone else's surprise and relief. Growing up and moving from the northeast to Florida leaves Jill astonished when she cannot understand English in her new hometown, due to a heavy accent. Later, when someone yells "I've been shot," Jill is the babysitter-in-charge. Ambitious, Jill works at various jobs and comes to terms with the value of money. Courageous and strong, becoming an exchange student precipitates yearly trips to Europe as a young woman, 20 times in 20 years. Many short stories in the vein of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten should delight readers of all ages.
 Triathletes and cyclists will enjoy her racing stories as she includes only the most amazing true tales. Following the professional cyclists in the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the early 90s, Jill is 'adopted' by the Spanish team CLAS who is surprised to see her day after day over two months as she follows the races on her bike, accompanied by little more than two changes of clothes and a camera. In 'Feeling the Fear,' Jill tells of other adventures that led to involuntary reactions that surprised her and enhanced her self-knowledge. In the end, Jill is keenly aware that the mean streets of a large city are changing her and she decides she has nowhere to go but down, to the ultimate escape territory of the Florida Keys.
 The setting moves from the Midwest to the northeast to Florida and to Switzerland, Italy and France from the 1960s to the 1990s. Blessed with a loving family who nevertheless add craziness to her life, Jill shows that even with every advantage, life is not for the weak or the artistic.


Jill Zima Borski ® 118 Coral Ave, Tavernier, FL 33070

Book cover shares school photos from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Interested in having me speak to your book club or at your bookstore or do a book signing? Want me to teach a writing class or be on your radio or TV show?
Have you read Know that I have Lived
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Contact Us
Jill signs her memoir with two young fans at a book signing in Islamorada.
Scheduled appearances, shows and classes:

Islamorada Writers and Readers Seminar
Sat. March 8, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
lslamorada Library Community Room, MM 81.7 bayside, FREE!
Six published authors shared secrets of the trade. To see video of  the first 10 minutes of my talk about what agents look for in a book and how this info helps even if you intend to self-publish, please click here: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUnYtKP1l9k
Steve Gibbs, Patti Zelch, Mayor Sammie "Gonzo" Mays, Brenda Hiatt and Jana Vandelaar also shared what they learned in becoming published authors.

Interested in "Living Room Learning?" Gather three friends or more and I come to you for "Memoir Writing Made Easy." We can have classes in your condo, home or condo community room at your convenience. $60 per person for six hours of class. Call me at 305-852-9886 to arrange.

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You missed me! 

Book Signing Key West, Sat. Dec. 7, 2013, 1 - 4 p.m.
I was among 30 authors selling and signing our books at
Key West's Smokin' Tuna Saloon, located off Duval Street.

Aug. 22, 2013 in a Craft Improvement Seminar entitled You, The Expert? at the Florida Outdoor Writers Association's annual conference at Westgate River Ranch in Polk County, Fla., Jill Z. Borski shared ways to display your expertise through a 20-word pitch, 60-second elevator speech, coaching others, ghost writing; teaching a writing class and creating a hometown seminar, all the while promoting yourself, your writing and your interests.
Care to join in the fun? See www.fowa.org.

Tues. Nov. 13, 2012 between 6-7 p.m. 
Girls' Night Out radio show, station SUN 103.1 FM 

Wed. Nov. 23, between 6-7 p.m  
Bill Kelly's radio show, station SUN 103.1 FM, at Wahoo's at Whale Harbor, mile marker 83.9 oceanside

Sat. Nov. 24, 1 p.m.
Book Signing and Meet the Author, Hooked on Books,
mile marker 81.9 oceanside in Islamorada

Wed. Nov. 28, between 6-7 p.m
Joey Naples' show, station SUN 103.1 FM, Holiday Isle Tiki Bar, mile marker 84 oceanside in Islamorada

Thu. Nov. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Turtle Club, the radio show, station SUN 103.1 FM in the Florida Keys at Snappers, mile marker 94 oceanside 

Wed. Dec. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Key Largo Library Community Room, free presentation on getting started writing your life stories, self-publishing and a book signing, with a portion of my sales proceeds benefiting the library. 

Thu. Dec. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Book signing, Morada Way Arts District Walkabout. 
You may also visit lively galleries, hear live music and enjoy area restaurants sharing tastes and beverages from 6-9 p.m. monthly on the Third Thursday.