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How We Landed a Newspaper Interview

December 13, 2019
Getting an interview for a local newspaper
Having an interview in a newspaper can be free advertising for authors

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

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.

Off Target Author Jill Vanderwood
Author Jill Vanderwood
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1st Abundant Garden

August 29, 2019
We are in the garden sign--1st Abundant Garden

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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I Found Santa Claus!

July 5, 2019
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Summertime Santa Bill and Mrs. Claus

Santa Bill and I went on a summer trip to Universal Studios. There are many characters walking around this land of movie and TV magic. One of these characters, that day was Santa Claus. He was wearing his traditional red, summer outfit.

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