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 ten 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, the National Mom's Choice Award and 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.
Most recently, 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 teaches writing and marketing workshops and is available as a guest speaker for writers conferences, business groups and college courses.
You can visit the author on the web at: www.jillvanderwood.com