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Jill Ammon Vanderwood



Jill Ammon Vanderwood is a mother and grandmother who wants to make a difference for the next generation. She spends much of her time visiting schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, drug rehabs and church groups.

With 11 published books, Jill is the winner of the League of Utah Writer's, Writer of the Year Award for 2008. Her books have won many national and state book awards, including the National Indie Excellence Award, Teen Development Award, USA Book News: Best Books Award. She won silver in the National Mom's Choice Awards along with three Gold Quill Awards and one Silver Quill from the League of Utah Writers. 

In 2013, Jill Vanderwood published her first adult anthology, Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking.

Her first Christmas picture book, Santa's Mysterious Boot: Finding the True Spirit of Christmas won the Dove Foundation's Family Approved Seal and the Gold Quill Award from the League of Utah Writers.

Jill has written about drugs, bullying and now her new book, Off Target tackles the issue of gun safety in realistic fiction. In many homes, minors have easy access to loaded handguns. This books shows scenarios where kids get hold of a gun and the consequences that follow. This is a book where the reader decides the outcome by their choices and there are thirteen possible endings. 

Jill teaches writing and marketing workshops and is available as a guest speaker for writers conferences, business groups and college courses on writing or marketing. Jill is also available for school assemblies on bullying or gun safety.

You can visit the author on the web at: www.jillvanderwood.com



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