Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

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Choose Joy

Jill Williamson on September 22, 2020

I have a bad habit of thinking about ALL of the ways I’m always falling short of my own ideals and what I think God and others think I need to be. It’s a constant battle for me to remember that God loves me as I am, and that nobody else really matters. (No offense!) […]

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What I’ve Been Reading These Days

Jill Williamson on September 15, 2020

THE EXPANSE SERIES I’ve been hearing SO MUCH about The Expanse series on Amazon Prime—and about the books—I decided to read the first book, Leviathan Wakes, and see if it lived up to the hype. I liked the book. It’s adult science fiction—not what I usually read. It’s kind of a sci fi police procedural […]

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BIG announcement: New Go Teen Writers Book Launching This December!

Jill Williamson on September 8, 2020

Stephanie, Shannon, and I are super excited to tell you that we’ve been secretly working on a new Go Teen Writers book! This one is called Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel and we wrote it with the beginning writer in mind. We know it’s hard to finish a first draft. We know it’s hard […]

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Happy Birthday, Storyworld First! (And a giveaway, too…)

Jill Williamson on September 1, 2020

Today, Storyworld First is six years old! I titled the book as I did because the storyworld is almost always the first thing I think about when writing a new story. Some people are character first novelists. Some are plot first novelists. I’m a storyworld first novelist. Another thing to note about the way I […]

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By Darkness Hid Audio Book

Jill Williamson on May 2, 2020

It is been a long road, but we have an audio book for By Darkness Hid! It is absolutely awesome. Gillian Bronte Adams has worked so hard to recording and edit audio files for this book. She also does an incredible job with all the different voices. Her talent will absolutely sweep listeners away! The […]

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My son built me a new website!

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I loved my old website, but it was old and didn’t have mobile capabilities. I knew it was time for a new site, but such things are daunting. Last year my son said he could build it, but he’s been super busy with school and robotics and was never able to. Until he had to […]

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Writing Wednesday Assignment #1: Draw a Map

Jill Williamson on March 18, 2020

Hi, everyone! I’ve been inspired to make the most of the situation we are in and do what I can to inspire others. Millions of children and teens (and teachers!) are suddenly out of school for weeks on end, including my own kiddos. I am posting challenges each day in my Instagram Stories–simple things that […]

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Thirst Release Day!

Jill Williamson on November 21, 2019

Happy Thirst-day, everyone! Eight years ago I wrote chapter one of the story that became Thirst. I was working on a dystopian story (which became Captives), but I was struggling to understand the storyworld I was trying to build. I needed an origins story. A story about what happened to create this dystopian future. That’s where Thirst came […]

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I Have Book News and a Chance to Win Free Books!

Jill Williamson on August 27, 2019

THIRST, my upcoming post-apocalyptic YA novel, releases in November, and I need your help to start spreading the word! It all starts with the cover reveal on September 24, and I’ve added a bookish giveaway to thank everyone for participating. First, here’s a little bit about THIRST: A waterborne disease has sprung up in every […]

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The Blood of Kings Hardcover Books Have Arrived! Plus… A Kickstarter Update: We Met Our First Stretch Goal!

Jill Williamson on April 25, 2019

If you haven’t been following the Kickstarter campaign for the Blood of Kings audio books, amazing things have been happening! Within the first twelve hours you guys raised the $2500 to fund the By Darkness Hid audio book. I was floored! And over the past few weeks we’ve now surpassed the $5000 mark, reaching our […]

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