Jill Vanderwood's Blog

Hi, I'm Jill!

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

Leap for Literacy Press Release

September 9, 2009
Leap for Literacy

Throw Grandma From the Plane: Noted Children’s Author Takes A Leap for Literacy

Grandmother of six and author of What’s It Like, Living Green?, Jill Vanderwood, will take a Leap for Literacy, skydiving from 12,500 feet Saturday, September 12, 2009. This is a fundraiser to benefit the Literacy Action Center in Salt Lake City and the Reading Tub in Virginia and promote eco-consciousness through children’s literature.

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Jill Pickle is Making Dill Pickles

August 9, 2009
Giant Pickle

My son is an organic gardener. It’s really just a hobby with him, but also provides a variety of tasty vegetables for our table. This year we grew spinach and three varieties of tomatoes; grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and a much larger table size. We also have zucchini in all shapes and sizes and, of course, the pickling cucumbers!

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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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Press Release for What’s It Like, Living Green?

March 25, 2009
Jill Vanderwood, Outside Living Green!

Kids Teaching Kids the Way to a Greener Planet

Just in time for Earth Day, children’s author Jill Ammon Vanderwood is excited to introduce you to some very special families who live green and kids who really make a difference for the environment. In her new children’s book, What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live, kids as young as four up to seventeen are making green choices every day–and so can you.

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What’s It Like, Living Green? Press Release

March 25, 2009
Jill Vanderwood Living Green

Kids Teaching Kids the Way to a Greener Planet

Just in time for Earth Day, children’s author Jill Ammon Vanderwood is excited to introduce you to some very special families who live green and kids who really make a difference for the environment. In her new children’s book, What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live, kids as young as four up to seventeen are making green choices every day–and so can you.

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