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

November 20, 2021
The Many Creative Twists and Turns of Creating My Book #2

On the Rocks: The Path You Choose #2

On The Rocks: The Path You Choose #2 by [Jill Ammon Vanderwood, Kerah Diez]
https://www.amazon.com/Rocks-Path-You-Choose-ebook/dp/B09LWKYM8C/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=On+the+Rocks+by+Jill+Vanderwood&qid=1637447560&qsid=146-9944677-8815019&s=books&sr=1-1&sres=B09LWKYM8C

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?” https://www.alcohol.org/ https://jillvanderwood.com/books/off-target-the-path-you-choose/

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How We Landed a Newspaper Interview

December 13, 2019
Newspaper

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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What’s It Like, Living Green? Published!

April 2, 2009
What's it Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids by the Way They Live

What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids by the Way They Live was published on March 10th of 2009!

This book is a compilation of stories and tips about living green. You will meet a girl who learned to drive with a car fueled by used cooking grease. You will read about a girl who started a recycling business when she was only five years old, reaching up to one hundred homes and businesses. Learn about Ryan Hreljac, who started Ryan’s Well Foundation, by saving up his first $70 to build a well for a school in Uganda, when he was seven years old.

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