Smolowe, Jill


An award-winning journalist, Jill Smolowe spent 30 years meeting tight deadlines as a foreign affairs writer for Time and Newsweek, and a senior writer for People. Her articles have also appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, the New York Times, the Boston GlobeMoreMoneyRed [UK], BarkAdoptive Families and the Reader’s Digest “Today’s Best NonFiction” series. Her essays have been featured on,, and, and appear regularly on the PBS site

After completing Four Funerals and a Wedding, Jill found new expression for her interest in the intersection between grief and resilience by becoming a certified grief and divorce coach. Today, she partners with clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia to help them identify, then take, the steps that will restore joy, momentum and purpose to their lives.

Jill lives in New Jersey with her husband, Bob. Their three grown children are frequent visitors.

Check out her website here!


Four Funerals and a Wedding: Resilience in a Time of Grief Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938314728
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Published: She Writes Press - April 8th, 2014

A Love Like No Other: Stories from Adoptive Parents Cover Image
By Pamela Kruger (Editor), Jill Smolowe (Editor)
ISBN: 9781594482151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2006

An Empty Lap Cover Image
ISBN: 9780671004378
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Published: Atria Books - October 1st, 1998