Amy Hill Hearth

N.Y. Times Bestselling Author. Works include the "Miss Dreamsville" fiction series and Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Video: "A Visit with Author Amy Hill Hearth"


"The Author's Corner" on Public Radio - coming soon!

On Nov. 12, I visited the Poet's House in lower Manhattan to do two taped readings from Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County for the Public Radio program, "The Author's Corner," which is distributed nationally. The producers are working on the scheduling now, but it is likely to be aired on an NPR station near you before Christmas. As soon as I know the date I will post it here. Or, you can check the program's website at

Book Tour News:

From September 2015 through February 2016, I will be on a book tour that takes me to Florida (twice), New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Massachusetts. (Scroll down for details.) Not on the list? Send an invitation and we'll see if we can work it out. Just visit the "contact" page on this website. Meanwhile, I am available to "Skype" or 'Facetime" with book clubs. Send me a direct email from the contact page and we'll find a date!

Reviewers love Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County:

“The stories in Miss Dreamsville trade in serious and provocative issues, and the misfit characters within are authentic and true…a vivid, vibrant plot in a journalist’s efficient prose.” - Oct./Nov. 2015 issue of Inside Jersey, the bi-monthly magazine of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.

“Radiating southern grace and charm in the manner of Fannie Flagg and Mary Kay Andrews, Hearth’s uplifting novel, a sequel to Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society (2012), is a story of how several very different women learn to navigate the shifting mores and niceties of southern society on their own terms.” - Booklist magazine (American Library Association)

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Book Tour Schedule to Date:

Manasquan, New Jersey: BookTowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J. 08736. Talk, Q & A, and Booksigning. Sat., Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Raleigh, North Carolina: Southern Independent Booksellers Association annual Fall trade show, Hilton North Raleigh/​Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609. Sat.-Sun., September 19-20. Sunday afternoon is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased in advance. I will be participating in "Moveable Feast" from noon to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, and the panel, "It's a Woman's World: the Enduring Power of Women's Fiction" from 2:20 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday.

Richmond, Mass.: Richmond Free Public Library, 2821 State Rd., Richmond Mass., 01254. Talk, Q & A, and Book-signing. This event is part of the "Lively World" series in honor of the late Milton R. Bass. Thurs., October 8 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Petersburg, Fla.:: Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, on the campus of Univ. of S. Florida, 140 7th Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701. Talk, Q & A, and Book-signing. Saturday, October 24 (specific time to be announced, but festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Punta Gorda, Fla.: Punta Gorda Public Library, 424 West Henry St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Talk, Q & A, and Book-signing. Tues., October 27, 10:30 to noon.

Marco Island, Fla.: Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Fla. 34145. Talk, Q & A, and Book-signing. Tues., October 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Manasquan, N.J.: BookTowne, 171 Main St., Manasquan, N.J. 08736. Meet, Chat, and Book-signing in support of Small Business Saturday. Sat., November 28 from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m.

Nacogdoches, Texas: : The Pulpwood Queens International Book Club's "Annual Girlfriend Weekend," a unique event in which readers and authors from around the globe meet in a small Texas town for a three-day retreat. Hosted by founder Kathy L. Murphy. Open to the public but tickets must be purchased in advance. Fri-Sat-Sun., January 15-17, 2016.

Naples, Florida: Friends of the Collier County Library's annual fundraising event, "Bagels and Book Clubs Breakfast." Keynote speaker, Q and A, and Book-signing. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (time and location to be announced).

If you would like to invite me to an event, please see the contact page on this website for direct links.