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Author Jill Sheeley

Jill Sheeley has lived in Aspen for over 41 years fulfilling a life long dream of writing and publishing books. She lives high in the mountains in a log house with her husband Don, her daughter Courtney and her two yellow Labrador Retrievers, Fraser and Maggie.

Her 1st book, Christmas in Aspen was written as a tribute to the wonderful people of Aspen. Next, she combined her love of cooking with her love of writing, resulting in 2 cookbooks, Tastes of Aspen and Lighter Tastes of Aspen. Jill’s mother, Ruth Stern, lovingly illustrated these first 3 books.

As a contented mother of a young daughter, Jill’s focus soon changed. After reading Courtney hundreds of books, she decided to write an adventure book for children. Fraser, the family Lab and Courtney were the logical main characters and remain so after 7 books in the Fraser series. The titles of these books are:

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Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue on Snowmass Mountain, Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue on Vail Mountain, Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue on Star Mountain, Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue on Aspen Mountain, Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue in Cougar Canyon The World According to Fraser, Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog, Rescue at Maroon Bells. For the Fraser Children's Book series, Jill feels extremely fortunate to have worked with illustrator Tammie Lane. “She paints exactly what I envision—it’s a perfect match!”

Jill is excited to introduce young adults to a book right up their alley, The Blue Bottle. This book, her first young adult adventure book, is a tale of travel and mystery that takes place in the Caribbean.

When asked about why she writes, Sheeley quickly replies, “Writing is like breathing. It brings me joy—plain and simple.”

Jill Sheeley has made numerous school visits around the world. At these visits she reads her books directly to students, teaches writing workshops and describes how a book is written & published. For more information and to invite Jill Sheeley to your school, please see school visits.

Nowadays, Jill divides her time between Aspen, the British Virgin Islands and the Gulf Islands of Canada. Yes, she is working on a new book.

Jill and Fraser sponsor an annual writing contest, teach writing workshops in schools, and volunteer at the Aspen Valley Hospital.

For press reviews see 'Age hasn't slowed down Fraser the Yellow Dog' - By Stewart Oksenhorn of The Aspen Times


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