Jill Vanderwood Media

Award-winning author and speaker Jill Vanderwood is passionate about making a difference for the next generation by writing educational and inspirational books that can touch the lives of children and young adult audiences.

She is available to speak for schools, church groups, scout troops, and summer camps. With her adult book, Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking, Jill is also an inspirational speaker for writing groups, business and women's groups.

Latest Book

Off Target: The Path You Choose

You are new in town and it’s your first day at a new school. Your neighbor, Trevor introduces you to a new group of three boys and two girls. Right away you notice that Eric, one of the guys in the group, is being bullied at school. When you go to Eric’s house with your new group of friends, he shows the group a fully loaded handgun that is left in his mother’s nightstand. You are faced with some hard choices when someone suggests that Eric should take the gun to school. More info


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Suggested Interview Questions

Please note: These are general author questions. I will provide questions that are more specific, by request, for each interview topic.

  1. Some children know at an early age that they want to be a writer. When did you discover that you were a writer?
  2. What inspires your topics as a writer?
  3. If someone said they want to be a writer, what advice would you give them?
  4. Many people have writing talent, but they can’t fit writing into their busy schedule. How do you find time for writing?
  5. You have been involved in several causes. What causes are you passionate about?
  6. Is it true that if you’re a writer, you should also be a speaker?
  7. What is your favorite audience to speak to?
  8. What are you working on now?
  9. What are your writing plans for the future?
  10. Where can readers find you on the internet? Where can they find your books?


Jill Vanderwood interviewed on WMAP Radio

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