Get To Know Jill Gurr
- Freelance Writer
- Published Author
- Produced Screenwriter
- Script Supervisor
- Founder and Former CEO of Create Now
- Mentoring and NonProfit Consultant
- Community Leader
Jill has traveled and lived all over the world and is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. She’s a produced screenwriter and has published three books. In 1996, Jill founded the nonprofit organization Create Now. She devoted 25 years to helping 50,000+ youth from under-resourced communities in the Greater Los Angeles area to heal and thrive through therapeutic programs in the arts. Jill has received national media attention and international awards. Currently, she is editing her memoir and promoting her scripts.
A Guidebook for Transforming Young Lives (Nonfiction) This is a one-of-a-kind book that covers all aspects of mentoring, from the basics to setting boundaries, teaching life skills and how to end a mentoring relationship.
Jill co-wrote this inspirational memoir with Joky ("YOH kee") Van Dieten from the Netherlands. As a child, she witnessed her mother confronting Nazis. Joky was the first female Ferrari racecar driver in Europe.
A 10-year-old girl fighting cancer is inspired to live through her love for a dolphin. She becomes an activist in her small town to save dolphins from tuna nets used by the greedy owner of a local fishery where her mother works.