Amy Hill Hearth

American Novelist, Nonfiction Writer and Journalist, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Keynote Speaker

News! Coming in September 2015, a new novel, MISS DREAMSVILLE AND THE LOST HEIRESS OF COLLIER COUNTY. This is a sequel to my first novel and will be published by the same publisher, Atria/Simon & Schuster. Stay tuned for updates.


From newspaper reporting (including 88 bylined stories for The New York Times) to nonfiction books (including the 1993 nonfiction bestseller-turned-Broadway play, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years) to a critically-acclaimed feminist novel (Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society, published in 2012 by Atria/Simon & Schuster) I've made a living as a writer - doing what I love most - since 1982.

The only work I've done that did not involve writing was Salad Girl/Waitress, a job at which I failed miserably one summer during college. I have been an excellent tipper ever since.

I am a firm believer in following my instincts and trying new things - even when others try to discourage me. My career path has taken me on very interesting and unexpected journeys of discovery, sometimes overseas but at other times, right in my own backyard. I believe that everyone has a story to tell - especially those who have been overlooked or underestimated. And, when all else fails, I believe that humor will save the day!