The House That Jill Built is proud to help build houses for women and their families: a portion of the author's royalties has been pledged to the Women Build program of Habitat for Humanity International.
Judy Ostrow is an independent journalist whose articles about home building, renovation, and sustainable residential design have been published in magazines such as This Old House, Home, and Natural Home. She is the author of Painting Rooms, and coauthor of two additional volumes about interior painting. A do-it-herselfer in training, Judy acted as general contractor for numerous projects at her family's homes in Westchester County, New York, and on the coast of Maine. She renovated her New York kitchen while writing this book. Karen Leffler began her career in architectural photography in northern California, where she also designed and built three houses. Karen lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.