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Utah Author Day

December 2, 2022
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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.

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The Many Creative Twists and Turns of Creating My Book #2

November 20, 2021
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On the Rocks: The Path You Choose #2

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?”

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Off Target: The Path You Choose – #1
On The Rocks: The Path You Choose – #2

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How We Landed a Newspaper Interview

December 13, 2019
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I was an author and grandmother living in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I co-authored the book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter, with my fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Savanna Peterson, telling teens about the dangers of drugs.

To get our anti-drug message out, we needed a newspaper interview.  I sent out a press release, but not everyone picks up on a release.  I searched online for the phone number for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I have found in the past that the quickest way to get an interview was:

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Off Target 1,000,000 A Million Broken Hearts

September 14, 2019
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A Million Broken Hearts: A Grandmother’s Campaign for the Awareness of Violence and Suicide

The Goal: To put up monuments in communities to bring violence or gun violence and suicide awareness to communities.

The City of Malad, Idaho has approved the monument for victims of violence and suicide to be placed in the Malad City Cemetery and dedicated around Memorial Day in May, 2020.

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1st Abundant Garden

August 29, 2019
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Last year was our 1st abundant garden, since we moved to Malad, Idaho. The ground was tilled, but it was already June and my husband Bill was busy putting in a sprinkler system, there was no sign of a garden.

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