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Jean Hillabold
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Secondary (Grades 10-12)

Jean Hillabold

Jean R. Hillabold (she/her) received a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Regina in 1989, and began teaching creative writing courses for the Faculty of Extension and the Saskatchewan  Writers Guild. She was hired to teach first-year literature and composition courses in the University of Regina in the 1990s, and has been an Instructor since the position was created in 1999.

Under her pen name, “Jean Roberta,” she has written erotic and fantasy fiction as well as reviews of erotica and LGBTQ literature in various genres. Her reviews appear regularly in The Gay & Lesbian Review, formerly published at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Editor: Dr. Richard Schneider.)

A compilation of 25 of her nonfiction essays about sex, Sex Is All Metaphors (title based on a line in a poem by Dylan Thomas) was released as an ebook in 2011 by the Coming Together project ( The essays appeared first as a monthly column on the website of the Erotic Readers and Writers Association. She still contributes to the blog of the association:

She co-edited OutSpoken: Perspectives on Queer Identities with Dr. Wes Pearce (University of Regina Press 2013). This anthology is based on presentations given by the University of Regina Queer Initiative in previous years. (Her essay, “The Christian Martyr and the Pagan Witness in The Well of Loneliness” is included.)

Her article, “The Vampire Cult of Eternal Youth” appeared in The Vampire Goes to College: Essays on Teaching with the Undead, edited by Lisa A. Nevarez (North Carolina: McFarland 2014).

Over one hundred of her short stories have appeared in print anthologies, as well as several single-author publications from Lethe Press:

The Princess and the Outlaw: Tales of the Torrid Past (2013) plus The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella (historical fiction set in the 1860s, 2013, also in audio). Her local-colour erotic novel, Prairie Gothic: A Tale of the Old Millennium, was published by lethe in 2021, and she is working on a sequel. She co-edited Heiresses of Russ 2015 (Lethe), an annual anthology of the year’s best lesbian speculative fiction, with publisher Steve Berman. (

Current Projects: A sequel to Prairie Gothic, a collection of steampunk mystery stories featuring Miss Georgina Sherlock of Toronto as told by her companion, Jane Watson, and a collection of fantasy stories about witches.

Website: forthcoming work-in-progress

Twitter: @JeanRoberta

Facebook: (author page)

Amazon author page:

“Jean Roberta” is also listed on Goodreads.


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