Jill Weatherholt

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

Blogging Buds


One of the benefits of blogging is meeting and chatting with fellow writers and non-writers from all around the world. Although I’ve only been blogging since September of 2011, I’ve connected with wonderful people. One of those people, Candace, from Change it Up Editing has a great blog that can be found at http://changeitupediting.com. Recently she was kind enough to nominate me for The Reality Award and The Shine On Blog Award. Be sure and check out her blog, it will benefit any new or seasoned writer.reality-award[1]


Here are the rules for The Reality Award and The Shine On Blog Award:

1. Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

2. Add the award logo to your blog.

3. Share 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 5 – 10 or so bloggers you admire.

5. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know.

Here are the seven things I’ll share about myself:

1. I got a hole in one in 2002 and now I can hardly hit the green.

2. I am deathly afraid of heights and escalators.

3. I participated and won NaNoWriMo two times.

4. I love doing jigsaw puzzles and once did a 2000 piece puzzle that took up the entire dining room table.

5. I love to read and have been resistant to purchasing an e-reader.

6. Like my fellow nominee Candace, I also played the clarinet for five years, when I was younger.

7. People who know me call me a germaphobe.

Here are some wonderful blogs I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I do:







shine-on-award[1]Happy New Year!

~ Jill

Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write contemporary stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers and artists. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. I write stories filled with love, faith and happy endings for Harlequin Love Inspired. What can I say...I love happy endings. My sixth book Searching for Home will be in stores December 28, 2021, details can be found at JillWeatherholt.com. I've sold seven sweet romance stories to Woman's World Magazine. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010, 2012 and 2016 winner of the National Novel Writing Month Contest. I love to connect with readers. Visit me at jillweatherholt.com and sign-up for my newsletter. Follow me on Amazon.com and Bookbub.com.

9 thoughts on “Blogging Buds

  1. I like a good jigsaw too, can’t wait until we have some room to spread one all over. Thanks so much for passing this award my way! 🙂


    • A friend took a photo I had taken of a hummingbird at our feeder and had it made into a jigsaw puzzle ~ such a cool gift! I’ve been known to sit down at a puzzle and not be able to peel myself away for an hour or two. The award being passed along is much deserved, your blog is fantastic! I know it can be a pain to accept, so no pressure of course. Go Skins!


  2. Congrats on eaning the REALITY blog award, and so early in this bloggin endeavor! It just goes to show your awesomeness.

    Thanks so much for thinking of my blog when passing it forward, Jill. I humbly accept it and will post on Monday. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Mine is writing-filled. 🙂


  3. I played clarinet for a year, in fourth grade. I was the worst who ever lived, so I’ve got that distinction going for me.

    Have you ever been on any of the escalators in Washington DC’s subway system? For escalaphobics, they probably induce panic attacks.


    • Despite the fact I played for five year, I was bad…so bad. I was never able to get rid of that squeak that drove our dog crazy.

      There were a few times where I had no option but to ride those crazy escalators, sitting down with my eyes closed. 🙂


  4. Thanks for the nomination! We love visiting your blog and are so happy you enjoy ours, too. 🙂


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