Is a secret a secret no matter what?
Would you tell someone’s secret if a life was in danger?(more…) Leave a Comment
I'm the award-winning author of nine current children's and YA books, plus one adult book, so far.
My blog features some fun trivia about my books and information about my writing journey. It includes my Ask Grandma advice column and shares information about writing and self-publishing. This is also where you will receive a sneak peek of my future book projects. Read more about me
Around the time I was having a milestone birthday, and turning seventy, my younger friend was celebrating one of her own. She turned fifty. The interesting thing about Sara is that her dad also had a milestone birthday. Sara’s father was nearly fifty years old when she was born. On his ultimate, milestone birthday, her dad just turned one hundred!(more…) Leave a Comment
Utah Governor Cox has declared Saturday, December 3rd to be the official Utah Author Day!
Local author Jill Ammon Vanderwood will participate in Utah Author Day along with over 100 Utah Authors. There will be local appearances around the state, at 18 different sites. Many will be signing books at local libraries from Cedar City to Davis Co., and everywhere in between. Utah Authors Day
Other local authors will participate at independently owned bookstores.(more…) Leave a Comment
With warmer weather, the number of underage drinking parties and accidents are on the rinse. This is a compilation of questions and answers about alcohol from the author of the teen books, On The Rocks and Cheers! in the Path You Choose series for kids between grades 5-8. Follow the links below for more information on each topic.(more…) Leave a Comment
We all share a story of falling in love! Unconditional love. Some of us find a guy who has problems. We think we can change him. Fix him, right?
Even when you find yourself in an abusive relationship, you hold onto the idea that things will get better.(more…) Leave a Comment
I experienced teenage hair loss. My name is Jill Vanderwood I am an author at jillvanderwood.com. I am also a licensed cosmetologist. The technical term for hair loss is alopecia and from what I’ve read, the hair loss I experienced was not regular alopecia areata, which is baldness in spots.(more…) Leave a Comment
My teen book, On the Rocks, asks the question, “What would you do if you were invited to a party where kids your age were drinking?” On the Rocks is the second book in the Path You Choose series. The first book in this series is Off Target—about gun safety and answers the question, “What would you do if someone showed you a loaded gun?”(more…) Leave a Comment
Americans don’t agree on whether or not the country should pass gun control regulations, but they do agree on gun safety measures to keep guns away from unattended children. Here is a list of helpful gun law and safety sites that can help you understand gun laws and safe practices.(more…) Leave a Comment
This is Mom. Today, Friday, April 10th, 2020 Dad and I had a real scare. Your dad started having chills. He was wearing a long sleeve shirt and a sweatshirt. He drank tea to warm up, but it didn’t help. He was having a chill and couldn’t get warm. We thought he might be showing symptoms of the Coronavirus.(more…) Leave a Comment