Amy Hill Hearth

American Author of acclaimed historical fiction series, Miss Dreamsville, and New York Times Bestselling Author with the Delany Sisters of Having Our Say

Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County (Sept. 8) is now available for Pre-Order from Simon & Schuster, your local independent bookstore, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and other retailers. Click any of the links below:

From Journalism and Nonfiction Classics to Historical Fiction

I've been a professional writer since graduating from college in Florida in 1982. My writing career has taken me on many adventures and unexpected journeys of discovery, sometimes overseas but at other times right in my own backyard.
From newspaper reporting (including 88 bylined stories for The New York Times) to nonfiction books (including the 1993 oral history bestseller-turned-Broadway play, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years) to a critically-acclaimed historical novel (Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society), my work has focused on the American experience from varying points of view. My books have attracted a broad audience of readers, from academics and the literary magazines, to people who simply enjoy a good read. This is probably the most unusual aspect of my career: That I am both a literary and commercially successful writer. Among my awards are recognition from the American Library Association and the New York Public Library, the American Booksellers Association, the Christopher Awards, the United Methodist Church, and the George Foster Peabody/University of Georgia awards. Several of my books have been translated and published in a language other than English, including Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and German.

Sequel to DREAMSVILLE to be published by Atria Books/​Simon & Schuster on September 8

I think this might be the most beautiful cover design I've ever seen! Thank you, Atria Books/Simon & Schuster! This book is a sequel to my first novel. The setting is the same small town in Florida one year later (1964) with many of your favorite characters...and a few new ones.

To receive your copy (print or e-book) immediately upon publication, you can Pre-Order from any of the links on the upper left of this page.

If you have a local, independent bookstore in your community, please consider purchasing the book there.

I will be doing a book tour starting after September 8 and continuing into the Spring of 2016. Hope to see you on the road! Look for more information about my tour on this page.

For more information about my new book, please visit the "List of Books" tab in the menu on the top of this page.

Five things you didn't know about me:

1. I hosted a tea party for Hillary Clinton at the Delany Sisters' home in Mt. Vernon, New York.

2. My writing companion is a 7 pound Boston Terrier named Miss Dot who was rescued from a puppy mill.

3. Toni Morrison and Gloria Steinem told me separately on the same evening that they admired my work.

4. Among my ancestors is a Dutch woman who arrived in America via shipwreck at Sandy Hook, New Jersey in the 1640s.

5. I have some Lenni-Lenape (Native American) ancestry. In 2010 I was given the name "Smiling Songbird Woman" by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation.