Jill Teitelman is as humorous and insightful in person as her alter ego, Ruth Kooperman. She has taught writing and literature at the Sorbonne, The School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, the University of Massachusetts and Simmons College.
She has been a MacDowell fellow and her stories have been published in the Chicago Review, Transatlantic and Story Quarterly and Riverrun. She has written encyclopedia articles, documentary film scripts, comic books,travel essays and has ghostwritten for a soap opera star, a physician and a Washington D.C. personality. She has also produced programs for public affairs television and NPR about art, ecology and politics. A book she ghostwrote was featured on Good Morning America and has produced public affairs programs for WOR-TV and NPR. Her greatest claim to fame is having worked for both COSMO’s Helen Gurley Brown and Germaine Greer, author of The Female Eunuch.She’s pretty sure she’s the only writer to have worked for both Helen Gurley Brown at COSMO and the renowned feminist author Germaine Greer.
An avid swimmer, yoga student and traveler, Jill divides her time between Boston and Cape Cod with forays to New York City and travels as widely as possible (Bhutan, Thailand and Laos last spring).
Currently she is working on her second novel which continues her alter egos journey through mid- life challenges and triumphs .