Jill Gurr

Biography

Jill grew up on Long Island, NY and has a B.S. in Broadcasting & Film from Boston University. She traveled extensively and is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. For more than 25 years, she worked as a script supervisor on award-winning feature films, TV programs and commercials with major actors and directors, all over the world.

She has written 16 original screenplays and seven as a writer-for-hire. Jill adapted the novel Hit and Run by James Hadley Chase, which was produced as Rigged, starring George Kennedy. She also wrote a PBS pilot, "Socrates" as part of The Immortals series, which stars Ed Asner.

In 1996, Jill founded Create Now, a nonprofit organization that transformed the lives of youth in need through arts mentoring and experiences (www.createnow.org).

She published the book, Mentor Youth Now: A Guidebook for Transforming Young Lives (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble). Visit: www.mentoryouthnow.com.

Jill resides in Los Angeles, CA. She's available as a speaker and a consultant in youth mentoring, and as a freelance writer.
She can be reached at: jillgurr@gmail.com.

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Books

Dolphin Healing
Price: $6.98 USD. Words: 39,180. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
A 10-year-old girl fighting cancer is inspired to live through her love for a dolphin. She becomes the leader of a small movement to save dolphins from tuna nets used by the greedy owner of a local fishery where her mother works. The girl becomes globally famous for her efforts to save dolphins, and gains the popularity that she’s always craved. She and her sister also grow closer.
Adventures with the Ancient Crystal Skulls
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 39,000. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This inspirational memoir is about a woman's spiritual awakening through these amazing artifacts. Joky ("YOH-kee") van Dieten is the guardian of a "crystal skull family." Some have paranormal and therapeutic effects on people and animals. Coauthor Jill Gurr shares valuable information on other crystal skulls. Take this motivational journey to learn how the crystal skulls can unleash your power.
Mentor Youth Now - A Guidebook for Transforming Young Lives
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 90,770. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Reference
Mentor Youth Now covers all aspects of mentoring, This guidebook is packed with detailed information on the process of becoming a mentor, field-tested projects, solutions to challenges, inspirational stories about mentors from around the country, hundreds of things to do and much more! With this book, anyone can become a powerful and confident mentor to help impact young lives.

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