Jill Martin BA Med, Key2Key Consulting author and researcher, is pleased to share details of her past, recent and upcoming projects.
2003 - Consultant to Philippe Baylaucq, Director of the NFB documentary, “Moving Sands” which premiered in the 2003 Atlantic Film Festival and was shown on the “Nature of Things”.
2013-2015 - Return to Sable chronicles family life on Sable Island from 1884-1912.
2014-2019 - Historian and consultant for White Gate Films for their upcoming IMAX film about Sable Island.
2016 – The Superintendent’s Daughter – screenplay- based on Return to Sable. Available now. Contact Tawny Stokes, www.designatedpitcher.com for details about film production.
2016- Sable Island in Black and White is a documentary compilation of historical pictures with accompanying anecdotal narratives chronicling life on Sable Island 1884-1913. All photographs and relevant documents are digitally restored and preserved in print and electronic formats. One reviewer calls this book a ‘gift to Canadian history’.
2017– Murder in the Fourth: A Case of Mindslaughter, co-authored with Ruth Anne Whicher, is a story about a Jehovah’s Witness family living in an idyllic Southwestern Ontario community in the 1960’s as they struggle with the brutal sex slaying of a member of their congregation and the psychological murders of those lost in the dark labyrinth of cults.
2018– From Thistles to Cowpies. Set in the early years of the Great War, this novel weaves a tale about Scottish immigrants who risk everything to start new lives thousands of miles from their birth country. Before them looms the fear and uncertainty of a great unknown while behind them, the dangers inherent in leaving beg them to stay. With zeppelins silently hovering in the night sky above their cities, they fearlessly board troop ships to make the perilous crossing to Canada.