J. E. Hill is a member of the Inland Empire Freethought Society (Spokane, WA), the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Association of Ancient Historians. Hill has had articles published in Free Inquiry, Freethought Today, Swift, and numerous Internet sites. Hill has also made presentations for the Humanist Focus Group (Spokane) and the Atheist Alliance conference. Hill is recently retired as an elected member of his local school board where he served for over 13 years, 10 of those of those as Board Chair. He plays semi-pro pocket billiards and is an accomplished magician.
As a Navy veteran with Vietnam service, he contracted tuberculosis in Southeast Asia and was released from the service and confined to hospitals for over a year. Subsequently, he returned to society, entering college where he took up history and philosophy. Hill has worked as an air traffic controller and as a shipboard navigator for National Ocean Survey, N.O.A.A. Hill now resides in Northeast Washington state, working for a nonprofit community foundation as a program director. He is married and has two daughters, one in graduate school and the other a senior college. Hill enjoys reading and writing on the history and philosophy of religion, primarily Christianity, as well as freelance writing on contemporary issues, but can never seem to find the time to become as active as he wishes. Hill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.