A former New York City resident, Jill had family members live through 9/11, and she has always been deeply affected by the resulting stories she has covered for Pittsburgh newspapers and magazines since then. However, her first trip to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City was the impetus to put together a factual history book that would tell America’s story like no other. Like It Was Yesterday is now getting national attention as a valuable resource for educators and parents.
Jill is an international journalist who has been writing for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 2001, along with a variety of magazines, websites and newspapers. Like It Was Yesterday won won Pittsburgh’s TAZ (The Author Zone) award; taking first place in 2015 as a history book.
Jill also coaches other writers to tell their own stories, through teaching, ghost-writing and editing. When she isn’t traveling throughout the country, Jill is at home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Here is an excerpt from Like It Was Yesterday: