Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

Jill Williamson | Where Adventure Comes to Life

A Long Overdue Update

Jill Williamson on October 6, 2020

Hello, my bookish Explorers. It has been so long since I gave you an update on life. What have I been up to? Well . . . I finished grad school (hooray!), earned my degree and my teaching credential (hooray!), then started looking for a job (ug). My son went of to COLLEGE (dies), and […]

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Cover reveal! Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel is here!

Jill Williamson on September 29, 2020

Last week we released the book cover reveal for the new writing book that Stephanie Morrill, Shannon Dittemore, and I wrote. It’s called Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel. And it is, in a way, a prequel project to Go Teen Writers: Edit Your Novel. This one is for the beginning writer, who is struggling […]

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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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