Helen W. (Jacque) Hillman. Senior Partner, The HillHelen Group. Owner/Designer, Reconfigured Art Jewelry.
Jacque Hillman, of Jackson, Tennessee, is senior partner in The HillHelen Group Publishers. She is also owner and designer of Reconfigured Art Jewelry. She received the 2016 West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation’s Jackson Award for the Arts.
A top writer and editor at The Jackson Sun for 23 years, now she edits and publishes books for authors nationwide. She has co-authored “Captain of the Tides: Gunner Morgan,” a novel about a US Navy hero, Charles “Gunner” Morgan, 1865-1959, coming out in September 2020. As senior partner in The HillHelen Group Publishers, her role is working with authors in editing, interviewing, ghostwriting and designing for print and online. She also implements social media and marketing strategies for clients nationwide.
She served as president of the Sue Shelton White Memorial Committee, funding the renowned state suffragist’s sculpture on Jackson City Hall Plaza. Jacque is the co-founder of the national award-winning Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail, created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
A graduate of the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy of Delta Regional Authority, she was named a 2014 Sterling Award Winner: 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee. She’s served as president of Business and Professional Women of Tennessee and president of Jackson Area Business and Professional Women.
As a jewelry designer, she was featured on the PBS show, “Tennessee Crossroads.” She designed 200 limited edition Perfect 36 Society brooches for the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument Foundation. She is co-founder of the West Tennessee Artisan Trail for regional artisans.
Jacque graduated from Millsaps College with a degree in English, secondary education and a minor in history. She taught English for 10 years in Mississippi. Graduate work was at Mississippi State University and University of Memphis.
She is married to Jesse G. Hillman, who is retired from IT and writes books. She has two daughters, Sara Waide Bowers, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Chandler, Ariz. Realtor, and Lea Waide , Phoenix entrepreneur.
Have just recently heard about the book, “Gunner Morgan”, and am looking forward to reading it. Was caught by surprise that the book was co-authored by you and written by Charles Dallas (Bubba) Morgan and that Jacque HIllman is Jacque Armstrong HIllman. Two people that I remember well.
This is Otis Ozier, originally from Somerville,
Thanks so much for emailing me! Yes, Charlie and I worked four years on the book, researching and writing. We were thrilled that in September, “Captain of the Tides Gunner Morgan” won the national bronze medal award from the Military Writers Society of America! Fran Duquette Davis was one of our beta readers on the book, so it was a great reunion for all of us. I’ve been emailing with Charlie this morning. We’re still working on various book signings and events. I’ll let him know I just heard from you after all these years. I hope you’re doing well. Have a great weekend! Jacque (now living in Mesa, AZ.)