is an accomplished author and chef. She has lived in Aspen
for over 51 years fulfilling a life long dream of writing
and publishing books. She is also passionate about children's
education. She utilizes her books as a means to motivate
children to read as well as help others realize their dream
Jill's newest book, Those
Were The Days - Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick is
now out and available. Jill spent five years writing
and publishing her memoir from her days living in Aspen
in the 1970's. She relays her many jobs, her passion
for skiing and weaves in stories of characters and events
that took place during those years. It's mostly funny
and upbeat. She added a Photo Gallery of the many wonderful
photos she collected from the archives of the Aspen Times.
Realizing that both of her cookbooks are now out of print,
she added some recipes from restaurants that are now
classics in the Recipe section.
the book on Amazon here.
Jill with her Labrador Retrievers, Maggie
As a young mother, and after reading hundreds
of books to her daughter Courtney, she began writing the Fraser
series of children's adventure books.
Memoir, is the featured book for the month
of April. The book is told from Fraser The Yellow Lab's
perspective. Children love the fact that they are reading
a story written by their favorite pooch!
Says Fraser "I'm
writing my life's story because I felt it was about
time to tell "all" and pass on what I've learned. There's
something for everyone in my book."
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 the cookbook Lighter
Tastes of Aspen.
Jill is now offering many of the whimsical
illustrations from Fraser's adventure
books for sale. Please contact her directly to discuss
Jill Sheeley has made numerous school
visits and speaker engagements around
the world. At these visits she reads her books directly
to students, teaches writing workshops and describes
how a book is written & published. She also talks
about her success as a writer and publisher and how her
fascination in food, children, dogs and the outdoors
lead to her career.
For more information and to invite Jill Sheeley
to your school, please see school