Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey


Is Blogging Worth It?

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As I approach my fifth year of blogging, many of you know I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my blog. Derek is especially familiar, since he patiently listens to my whines, “I don’t feel like responding to comments tonight” or “I can’t think of anything to blog about.” But the truth is, I can’t imagine not meeting up with writers, artists and readers from all over the world, a couple of times a month.


When my book launched on March 1st, I was overwhelmed by the support of my blogger and reader friends. For those of you who took the time to read SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, even though you’ve never picked up a romance novel in your life…thank you. Hopefully, it wasn’t too painful of an experience.

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Many wrote reviews on Amazon or Goodreads that left me quite emotional…thank you. And some sent private emails that arrived at just the right moment when my mind swirled with self-doubt. For those who haven’t read my book—no big deal. I’m thankful that you take the time to visit my blog and write entertaining pieces on your own, for me to read.

So, to answer my own question—yes, blogging is worth it. With all of the social media venues out there trying to steal my free writing time, blogging will always be my first choice. The people I’ve met along the way and the relationships I’ve developed go far deeper than a simple Facebook “Like.”

Celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with peace and love.

Jill ❤



Announcing the re-launch of My GRL By John W. Howell #99cents #thriller


One of my favorite and funniest writer/blogger friend, John Howell, has a new cover. I love it!

The cover is new and the book edited once again to enhance the experience. What is really nice is the price has been cut for the introduction. You can buy the kindle version for a special introduction price of


Here’s the blurb.

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a well-deserved leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.


Here is the link to Amazon for the Kindle version

Here is the link to Amazon for the Paper version

Check them out and read the first few pages on Amazon.

Also, you can check out John Cannon’s other two adventures, as well as, the new My GRL at John W. Howell’s Author Page






Author Bio

John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories.  His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016.  All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.