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With Dignity captures, in true historic fiction, the life and times of families in rural America in the early 1900's.With Dignity is not your typical love story. You find yourself deeply attached to the characters developed by Leach -Klajic and you will want to know much more about this strong willed faithful Southern family. 

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"I Want to Kill My Wife"  is based on a true story of a close net families struggle with the mental health and the  justice system as they maneuver their way through violent crimes perpetrated by a loved one. Leach-Klajic chronicles a heart render account of a lost soul trying to free himself of the demons that haunt him.  

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                by Jill Leach-Klajic

        "I want to kill My Wife,"

                                                                                                                              by Jill Leach-Klajic

In The Press



                by Jill Leach-Klajic

        "I want to kill My Wife,"

                                                                                                                              by Jill Leach-Klajic


"With Dignity" By Jill Leach-Klajic, will be cruising the ocean blue from August to September. 

Celebrity Cruise Ship has offered me 2 dates to present my book, "With Dignity." 

 in the main Library. Location somewhere between Ireland and Iceland, I will be reading and leading a discussion on writing memoirs, family stories and historic-fiction.  

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Sonora Writers Group publishes their first Anthology, "Second Saturday"  a collection of short stories and poems written by members of the writers group.

Two poems and a short story by Jill Leach-Klajic were chosen to be included.  

Union Democrat

      KVML Radio AM1450

Wednesday August 9th Jill and Joanne were interviewed by Mark  on his morning talk show. They talked about their new novels and the Sonora Writers Group.

With Dignity, by Jill Leach Klajic and Summer Cowboy, by Jo DeEds



With Dignity made the News

KHTS 1220 in Santa Clarita covered former mayor/city councilwoman Jill Leach-Klajic appearing at the Santa Clarita Barnes and Nobles August 25th 5-7 for a Meet and Greet the Author event.  


The Signal Newspaper in Santa Clarita also wrote a story about the Barnes and Nobles,  August 25th Book Signing event for Jill Leach-Klajic and her released novel, "With Dignity". 


The Los Angeles Daily News covered Mrs. Klajic's Barnes and Nobles Book Signing and Meet and Greet the Author event. 

  Jill with Bill and Erika
Jill Leach-Klajic, Sydney Avey and Jo DeEds made the Union Democrat this week-end Book Release
Jill Leach-Klajic and Jo DeEds hold book signing at Here's the Scoop Books and Gifts in Jamestown, CA 
Leach-Klajic to appear at Sierra Cellars
  Karen, my first fan and  dear  friend


"With Dignity" has been released and is available on, Kindle, in  Sonora at the Mountain Book, Sierra Cellars also Barnes and Noble and on this website.

You may contact Jill Leach-Klajic the author here on this website or on her Face Book Page Jill Klajic-Ryan" With Dignity" Jill Leach-Klajic's second novel, "I Want to Kill My Wife" has been released March 31st 2019. 

Jill Leach-Klajic was born in Searcy, Arkansas and raised in Turlock, California. She was a former Mayor of the City of Santa Clarita and retired from a career of marketing and public relations.

Jill is the present facilitator of the Turlock Writers Group, she was the past facilitator of the Sonora Writers Group and former Chairman of the Tuolumne Writers Retreat. She recently was host of theGolden Nuggets  at  KAAD 103.5, where she interviewed authors. She is married to Daniel Ryan and the mother of 5 children  3 step-children and 13 grandchildren. She and her husband have recently retired to Jill's hometown.  


Turlock Writers Group

Come meet the Turlock Writers Group the 4th Saturday at 10:00AM, each month. Writers share, critique  and read their work. A great friendly and smart group. they meet at Covenant Living in Turlock CA  All are welcome

Facilitor Jill Leach-Klajic

2022 Event Calendar

New events for February
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Feb. 5th at the Cocomos Salon & Day Spa 1184 Broadway, Atwater CA
Feb, 12th at the Wolf Den 1507 Park Ave  Atwater CA 12-5pm



February 22 nd, every  4th Saturday 10:00 am Turlock Writers Group, Covenant Living, Education Room.

March 29th, Central Valley Buisness Womens Expo, 10:00-4:00 Elks Lodge Modesto CA

April 18th, Ragin' Cajun Festival, 9:00-4:00, Main Street, San Andreas CA

April 26th Peddlers Fair, 9:00 -4:00, Knight Ferry CA Covered Bridge

May 2nd, Vintage Fair, 10:00-4:00 Fruit Yard, Hughson CA

Jill Leach-Klajic former- Host a Bi-Weekly Radio Program
"Golden Nuggets of the Mother Lode"
Streaming online : radio- fm-sonora-california
Or Radio
KAAD 103.5 FM Sonora
FB presents, Jill Klajic Ryan / Writing With Dignity
You Tube, host Jill Klajic-Ryan / Sonora Writers Group

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  Announcing Book Release of
      "I Want to Kill My Wife" 
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2018 Local Book Authors Book Fair
Sonora Writers Group Co-Sponsors Tea Party with Here's the Scoop Books and Gifts
Local Authors gather for Sonora Writers Group Book Fair
Jill Leach-Klajic and BJ Hanson Local Authors
Launch YouTube Channel the "Sonora Writers Group" has its own YouTube Channel. Check us out, you can get a sample of all our wonderful  books. Below Jill is interviewing Shelley Muniz and her latest novel.
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                  Mark Your Calendars

Book Signing with Three Sonora Authors, March 2, 2018, 5:30 -8:00pm The Wild Rose on Main Street in Jamestown. Sandy Lee, Shelley Munoz and Stacey Soares #Sonorawritergroup.

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Matt Peller and Wendy Ledger presenting their latest novels at the Wild Rose in Jamestown CA 
  Event Schedule 2019
Art Walk 2nd Sat. of each month in Sonora Tuolumne County Arts,160 Washington Street Sonora CA
Here's the Scoop Books and Gifts 18178 Main Street, Jamestown CA, Hosts book signings 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Books are available for sale very weekend.
Saturday, April 27th A Hullabaloo, Inner Sanctum Wine Tasting 22004 Parrott's Ferry Rd. Columbia, 10-4 pm  
Sunday, April 28th, Peddlers Fair, Knights Ferry State Park, Knights Ferry, CA, 8-4 pm
Tuesday, April 30th, Tuolumne County Women's Nets Work
Business Expo, Opera Hall. Washington Street, Sonora CA, 5-7 pm
Past Events
Book Signing and discussion on July 30th at the Sierra Cellars in Twain Harte July 30th 6:00 - 7:30 pm  
August 3rd. First Friday, Jamestown Community Center, Vendor Fair 3PM - 7:30 pm
August 11th. 2nd Saturday Street in Sonora CA from 5 -8 pm
August 24th & 29th
Reading on Board Celebrity Cruise ship, Main Library Ireland.
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Jill Leach-Klajic will read from her novel With Dignity and lead a book discussion  from 6:00 -7:30 PM at the Sierra Cellars Wine Tasting Room 22964Meadow Lane Twain Harte CA The public is invited to participate. 

Sonora Writers Group Introduces Novelists

Coming September 29th Three Local Authors will hold their Meet & Greet at the Wild Rose in Jamestown CA from 5:00 -7:30 PM. The authors will read form their novels answer questions and autogrphcopies of their books.

With Dingityby Jill Leach-Klajic

Summer Cowboy by JoDeEds

Sheep Walkers Daughter by Sydney Avey

                     Jo DeEds
                             Jill Leach-Klajic                                                                          Sydney Avey











                   Dana Gioia California Poet Laureate

What A talented charming man Dana Gioia, our Poet Laureate for California.  He spoke in Angels Camp today, presented by the Manzanita Writers Press.
AND, if you missed the Sonora Writers Group Seminar this morning with Sydney Avey as our presenter .. you missed a real opportunity to pick up many great tips and ideas for maneuvering through the maze of Social Media.  Lucky for all, she is considering doing a follow up session in late Sept. or early October.
with Denella Kimura, Sydney Matheson Avey & Jill Leach-Klajic

All packed and ready to go to the Twain Harte Arts and Wine Festival July 22-23rd 2017 (10:00-5:00 PM



Sonora Writers Group Authors Present at Fair

Come Out and visit the Sonora Writers Group  at the Tuolumne Mother Lode Fair July 7, 8 and 9th. 2017

Books will be available from some of the best Authors that the Motherlode Country has to offer.

right: Authors Lorance Harwood, Jill Leach-

Klajic and Terry Fuller

Come join me at the Twain Harte Arts and Wine Festival this Saturday and Sunday July 22 & 23rd.  from 10AM-5PM   I will be there with my novel "With Dignity", by Jill Leach-Klajic and my sisters novel "Common Thread Uncommon Women", by Marylin Hayes-Martin

Jill Leach-Klajic , With Dignity , Jo De Eds, Summer Cowboy and Sydney Avey , Sheep Walkers Daughter Book Release at the Wild Rose, Jamestown CA.
 A few of the fun vendor fairs this year 2018 .. Sporting my new brand of Pink  to catch the eye for my first novel " With Dignity", by Author Jill Leach-Klajic.


For any media inquiries, please contact agent Daniel R Ryan

Tel: 209-541-7440 |  website , FB Sonora Writers Group and Writing With Dignity

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