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About The Author

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, the Daughters of the Promised Land, the Wives of the Patriarchs, and the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, “helpful” cat Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.



I will begin forming a launch team for my new book, The Heart of a King, on March 1st!

What exactly is a launch team?

Behind every successful book launch, there is an amazing team working to make it happen. A launch team consists of my most enthusiastic fans! They are readers who are willing and eager to share their excitement for my books within their sphere of influence.

For this team, I am searching for readers who will commit to posting an honest review on Amazon WITHIN 7 DAYS of the release date.

Launch team benefits include:

  • A free pre-release copy of The Heart of a King. (Physical copies for US Residents / NetGalley copies for international members.)

  • Membership in the team’s private Facebook group.

  • Behind the scenes access to all of the pre-launch book fun and news.

  • A chance to personally help me spread the word about this story.

Members will also be asked to:

  • Promote The Heart of a King on social media and by word of mouth.

  • Post their review on,, and in addition to Then again on sites where book lovers hangout like,, and litsy.

  • Participate in as many team events as possible during launch month (May 2019). We will try to make your participation easy by sending you pre-designed memes.

  • Post “Bookstagram”-style pictures or a selfie with the book on social media sites.

  • Request that your local library or church library order the book.

  • Complete Other Tasks (as you feel comfortable)

Still interested? If so, please fill out an application by clicking the link below. Space is limited and the deadline for applying is March 20th. (If the team fills up earlier than expected, we will close sign ups.)

Thanks for helping spread the word about #TheHeartofaKing!


Link to launch team application.