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With a heart of gold and a gift for writing poetry, Jill Eisnaugle pours her beliefs and her compassion towards others into everything she writes.



In 1980, I was born in Columbus, Ohio. Though my family lived in Southern Ohio, I spent the first two months of my life as a NICU patient in a Columbus area hospital. 

From my homecoming in early 1981 until July of 1991, I was raised in the rural Southeastern Ohio communities of Jackson and Oak Hill. As the result, I quickly learned to appreciate life's simpler things.

A 26-week gestational age preemie at birth,  I overcame two neurosurgeries by the age of six. This experience left me with not only an appreciation for my own life and the lives of every preemie, but also a greater appreciation for how precious, fragile, and special our lives are and can become.

In 1991, my family and I left Southern Ohio and began traveling the country, living in Raleigh, North Carolina; Odessa, Texas; Cross Lanes, West Virginia; and Galveston, Texas. Between 1991 and 1997, we also made a few more stops back home in Oak Hill, Ohio. We settled at my current home in Texas City, Texas, fifteen miles from the Gulf of Mexico's coastline, in July of 1999.

I attended several public elementary schools from kindergarten through the sixth grade and began Christian Liberty Academy Satellite School's (CLASS) Home Schooling program in the seventh grade. I graduated from high school, via the CLASS program, in January 1999.

I began writing short stories due to a second grade school assignment in 1988; I began writing poetry as the result of a seventh grade school assignment in 1994. Since that school assignment in 1994, I have written over 1,500 poems and have achieved a great deal of personal and professional success, as a result.

My biggest influences in life are God, my family and my second and sixth grade teachers, Mrs. Regina Chaney of Jackson, Ohio and Mrs. Sharon Needham of Oak Hill, Ohio. Both teachers played a vital role in the path I am pursuing, today.

My writing inspirations are Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and R.L. Stine, whose "Goosebumps" children's book series (combined with the fun-nature of Sharon Needham's Reading class), took me from being a "fair-weathered" reader to someone who has a much greater appreciation for the world of imagination that exists between two book covers.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope you enjoy the poems, articles, and stories I have shared. Each piece I have composed and offered on my website has been written from my heart and I hope the messages within my various works touch your heart, as well.


Jill Allison Eisnaugle

To contact me, inquire about how I may assist your poetry needs, or to obtain written permission for the commercial and non-commercial usage of my work, please e-mail: txbuckeye80@hotmail.com

Birth Place: Columbus, OH USA

Accomplishments: "Coastal Whispers" - published in March 2004

"Under Amber Skies" - published in December 2004

"Beside Still Waters" - published in April 2009

"Simon the Snowman" - published in December 2010

"Fifteen Precious Butterflies" was aired by Dana Tyson of Houston's KODA-FM "SUNNY 99.1" on March 30, 2005.

"The Heart of a Father" was aired by Dana Tyson of Houston's KODA-FM "SUNNY 99.1" on June 17, 2005.

"Time of Greatest Need" was aired by Dana Tyson of Houston's KODA-FM "SUNNY 99.1" on September 1, 2005.

Granted the title of SUNNY 99.1 Resident Poet on September 1, 2005.

"Grandparent's Day" was aired by Dana Tyson of Houston's KODA-FM "SUNNY 99.1" on September 9, 2005.

"Adele Lee," a poem written in 2004, is being used in educational tool by the New York Board of Regents for preparing 11th grade students for the Task III: Unified Essay examination.

"Yours Alone" was aired by Marc Sherman of Houston's KODA-FM "SUNNY 99.1" on January 23, 2006.

"The Love You Share" was aired by Marc Sherman of Houston's KODA-FM "SUNNY 99.1" for the Eighth Annual SUNNY 99.1 Valentine's Day Wedding, February 14, 2006.

"A Mother's Embrace" was aired by Marc Sherman of Houston's KODA-FM "SUNNY 99.1" on May 12, 2006.

Jill Eisnaugle was a special guest of SUNNY 99.1 and the "Dana & Marc in the Morning" Program for the Ninth Annual "Valentine's Day Wedding" on February 14, 2007, at which "The Love You Share" was read by Marc Sherman as the event's wedding toast.

"A Haiku for Britney" was aired by Dana Tyson of SUNNY 99.1 during her March 21, 2007 "Chick Chat" segment on the "Great Day Houston" program, then hosted by Whitney Casey.

"Vacation Ovation" was aired by Dana Tyson of Houston's SUNNY 99.1 on August 3, 2007.

Jill Eisnaugle was a special guest of SUNNY 99.1 and the "Dana & Marc in the Morning" Program for the Tenth Annual "Valentine's Day Wedding" on February 14, 2008, at which "The Love You Share" was read by Marc Sherman as the event's wedding toast.

"A Mother's Embrace" and "Ode to Mothers" were aired by Al Woody of WQBE-FM in Charleston, West Virginia on May 8th and 9th 2008, respectively.

"A Caregiver's Prayer," was published in "Today's Caregiver" magazine in July 2008.

"His Golden Shield," a tribute to fallen Houston Police Officer, Tim Abernethy, was aired by Dana Tyson of Houston's SUNNY 99.1 on December 9, 2008 and acknowledged by a hand-written thank you from Houston Police Chief, Harold Hurtt, that next week.

"Humor + Faith = Recovery," Jill's autobiographical Hurricane Ike story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "Tough Times, Tough People" book, released June 16, 2009.

For much more news and information, please visit my website's news pages.


Simon the Snowman by Jill Eisnaugle
Eight-year old Nicholas Wells is dealing with a dilemma. ...

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Beside Still Waters by Jill Eisnaugle
Each person is but a grain of sand resting beside the sea. This thought sets the tone for Jill Eisnaugle’s latest poetry collection, Beside Still Waters....

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Under Amber Skies by Jill Eisnaugle
Under Amber Skies, written by author and poet Jill Eisnaugle, is a wonderful collection of rhyming poetry guaranteed to please every reader. In this, her second book, she writes of new friendships kindled, as well as old friendships solidified. She gives inspiration to those in times of sorrow and shows that with prayer, you will never walk alone. A world that sometimes appears gray and filled wit...

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Coastal Whispers by Jill Eisnaugle
Inspirational poetry, written from the heart and soul. Verses that are well-suited for reading on a rainy day and that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face....

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Short Stories

Finding Ricky's Voice
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Trouble is brewing in the town of Whistle Canyon, but will creative thinking and the power of friendship save the day?...

Worries Are Like Small Potatoes
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A very wise teacher's aide gave me a piece of advice in 1986 that still lives with me today....

Five Generations of Women, Five Generations of Strength
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A fictional story about the changes that women have undergone over the course of the last 100+ years and challenges they have overcome....

The Adventures of Gillyboat and Flea
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A story about an often unsuccessful, yet ever hopeful and adventurous goat and his supportive, ever understanding chipmunk pal....

All I Want for Christmas....
 by Jill Eisnaugle
The story of one little girl's Christmas wish and how beliving in ourselves and our dreams can make anything possible....

The Man in Gray
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A story about how one man can make all the difference in changing a person's perception on life, especially at the holidays....

Parsley Rabbit Learned a Life Lesson
 by Jill Eisnaugle
The story of how a young rabbit learned about life, friendship, being a better person, and always being prepared for the reaction that may come from the life decisions we make....


Life As I Now Know It
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A poem that best summarizes the last few weeks and with hope for everything yet to come. For Matt...

For Susan Bachman – Missing from Pennsylvania
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A plea to a missing woman from Pennsylvania. Please read below poem for more information on how you can help....

Budding Relationships
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A poem written for a guy named Edward....

Soft Light of Solitude
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A poem written for everyone mourning the loss of someone that struggled with addictions of any kind. ...

The Heartfelt Gift
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A poem written as a reminder to put a positive spin on a difficult situation....

Her Courage
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A poem inspired by the courage of those dealing with PTSD every day. ...

Bravest of the Brave
 by Jill Eisnaugle
A Houston Fire Department Memorial poem for four fallen firefighters that perished as the result of a motel fire on May 31, 2013, a fire that became the deadliest in Houston Fire Department's history...


Love Letters for Valentine's Day
 by Jill Eisnaugle
The tradition of sending love letters for Valentine's Day began centuries ago and for those who may be searching for the perfect Valentine's Day letter for their husbands, wives, boyfriends or girlf...

First Lesson of the School Year: Just Be You
 by Jill Eisnaugle
An article addressing how parents can help to ease their children into the transition from home to kindergarten or from one school to another....

Daddy’s Spirit Keeps Fallen Fathers in Children’s Hearts, Year-Round
 by Jill Eisnaugle
As we approach Father's Day and the celebrations with our fathers, it is often easy to forget the children whose fathers are no longer living. Ron Opher, Executive Director of Daddy's Spirit, never ...

Where the Gas Goes, the Car Goes: Maintaining Educational Fun
 by Jill Eisnaugle
An article offering tips, suggestions, the author's personal insight and her firsthand experiences to show parents how they can best assist their children's educational goals, this upcoming school y...

Why Do We Want to be Famous?
 by Jill Eisnaugle
An article in which the reader is asked to question why the lifestyles of today's hottest celebrities are so appealing and offering a glimpse into how, if we more closely examine our own lives, we wi...

Marriage Proposals by Women: Tips and Is Trend Really for Leap Year Only?
 by Jill Eisnaugle
An article offering proposal ideas for women seeking to "pop the question," this Leap Day or any other time of the year....

What About the True American Idols?
 by Jill Eisnaugle
An article about the true American Idols in our country. Disclaimer: These views are merely my own and you are free to disagree with them....


Poem Requested by WBZ-Boston
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Jill's tribute to the Boston Marathon victims requested by WBZ-Boston producer....

Jill Eisnaugle Scores Third Place in Writer's Weekly Contest
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Ms. Eisnaugle's story, inspired by Houston's Snowdrop Foundation, finishes third among 500 entries....

Jill Eisnaugle Wins Two Hallmark Book Contests
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Jill's two stories will be published by Hallmark in March 2013....

Featured Author on Five More Minutes With
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Two stories Jill wrote about her father are featured....

Card contest win meaningful for daughter, Jill Eisnaugle, on Father's Day
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Hometown Article in Jackson County (Ohio) newspaper about my in-store Hallmark Men's Birthday card for sale NOW....

Jill Eisnaugle's Hallmark Card to be Sold in Stores
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Jill's Hallmark 'Birthday His Way' contest winning card to be sold in Hallmark stores, beginning this Summer....

Jill's Poem Slated for Part of Permanent BP Memorial Plaque in Texas City
 by Jill Eisnaugle
Plans were unveiled in Houston on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 -- at the 5 year remembrance of the Texas City BP refinery explosion -- for Jill's poem "Fifteen Precious Butterflies" to be featured on memo...


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Daddy's Spirit
A non-profit organization founded by Ron Opher that assists children whose fathers have passed away.

Newborns in Need
A Christian non-profit organization specializing in assisting the premature newborns and their families.

J-La7 Design
A link to my friend Jenny's custom art page. Her mission is to create art that bring smiles to faces, or gives people a special feeling every time they see it.

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I was featured in a front page article in Saturday, June 13, 2009's edition of the Jackson County (Ohio) Times-Journal newspaper.

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