Addicted To Cold Water

My Story

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
408 Pages
Reviewed on 12/31/2010
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Author Biography

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Copake, New York. JPVona now resides in Latham, New York. She graduated from Endicott Jr. College in Beverly Mass. in 1967, with an Associate In Science Degree in Retailing and minored in Art. Both areas were rarely utilized. She became ill in her early twenties and all creativity came to an end. During the eighties, while she was recovering, she began drawing once again. Whimsical imagination with great detail was her specialty.

In 1989, the State of New york commissioned JPVona to design and draw a construction poster to be on display while the Twin Towers in New York City was being renovated. In 1986, she participated in a group art auction at Sotheby's Auction in New York City for the Kennedy Foundation Fund raiser. In 1987, Scafa Tornabene in West Nyack, New York published four of Jill's drawings.
Jill enjoys spending time with her cats. What better way to rejoice in the moments then by photographing their everyday antics. Photography was once a hobby. Now it has turned into a full time creative thirst. Combining detail and imagination she attempts to express her passion for photography. Jill hope's to encourage others to pick up a camera, and hopefully see how photography can develop emotion and deep inner feelings, plus give many moments of joy and creativity.
JPVona has a small company called Vona Ventures which promotes creativity through writing, photography and painting. (greeting cards and self published books)

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rita G. for Readers' Favorite

Addicted To Cold Water by Jill Peck Voan is not an easy read but it is a necessary read. There are many forms of addiction. When we hear the word addiction we think of drugs, medications, alcohol, gambling, sex, and food. But there are many other forms of addiction. Addicted To Cold water introduces readers to other forms of addiction and helps the reader to understand the addiction. Addiction affects you, your family, work and every part of your life.

Jill shares the story of her life and her addiction. Early in life she realized she had a problem. She would get hot and swimming was the only thing that brought relief. She had problems eating and her food had to be at certain temperatures. Swimming at the lake and pools and shower were her only relief. The water had to be cold. The house had to be kept at a constant temperature. She had rituals that she HAD to keep 365 days a year.

Paul offered her unconditional love. He took care of her, loved her despite her demands, and met her needs. Eventually she learned to cope. Change was difficult for her.

There are a few editing errors and at times the words run together. However, this is a story that had to be told. It is difficult to understand the addictions that some people face. We need to know, attempt to understand and offer assistance.


I would be interested in reading this! what an unusual story!