Jillian Medoff’s fourth novel, THIS COULD HURT, is a hilarious dissection of corporate culture. Available from HarperCollins in 2018, the book offers an insider’s look at five HR colleagues grappling with professional and personal challenges in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse.
Along with writing novels, Jillian has a long career in management consulting. She’s worked for a wide range of employers, including Deloitte, Aon, Revlon and Max Factor. Now, as a Senior Consultant with a professional services firm in NYC, she advises clients on communication strategies for all aspects of the employee experience, such as workforce engagement, performance management and professional development. She’s fluent in HR practices and procedures, and has deep subject matter expertise in benefits and pay programs. (Which means, basically, that she uses phrases like “driving behavior” and “increasing ROI” without irony.)
Jillian is the acclaimed author of I COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE, HUNGER POINT (both national bestsellers) and GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD. HUNGER POINT was adapted into an original Lifetime movie starring Barbara Hershey and Christina Hendricks.
The eldest daughter of a traveling salesman, Jillian moved 17 times by age 17. She has a BA from Barnard and an MFA from NYU, where she studied with such luminary writers as Mona Simpson, Jonathan Dee, Robert Coover and Alice Walker. She also attended Master Classes with Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Grace Paley. While these authors continue to influence her novels in myriad ways, she suspects few, if any, remember her. A former fellow at MacDowell, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA and Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Jillian is hard at work on her next novel, a 21st century BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES.