Amy Hill Hearth

New York Times Bestselling Author; ALA Notable Book and Peabody Award Winner; Books Include Having Our Say and Miss Dreamsville

Cover Reveal!

Delighted to share this magnificent cover design for my new novel, Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County, to be published September 8, 2015 by Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint in New York. This book is a sequel to my first novel.

Here is the publisher's description:

"In this sequel to Amy Hill Hearthís 'funny and charming' (Publishers Weekly) debut novel, Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Womenís Literary Society, the eponymous book club reunites one year later, in the late summer of 1964.

"Their mission: to fight a large development along the tidal river where member Robbie-Lee grew up and where his mother, Dolores Simpson, a former stripper turned alligator hunter, still lives in a fishing shack.

"The developer is Darryl Norwood, ex-husband of narrator Dora Witherspoon, who returns to Collier County to assist in the battle. An old land deed, the discovery that one of the key characters has been using a false name, and a dramatic court hearing are just a few of the highlights. Not to mention the reappearance of the Ghost of Seminole Joe.

"Just as Hearthís debut explored the ways we can find a sense of belonging in other people, her latest novel shows how closely tied each of us is to our sense of homeóand the conflicts that can arise when our idea of that home becomes threatened. For Darryl, the river is a place ripe for development. For Dora, whoís known as the Turtle Lady because she rescues Everglades 'snappers,' itís a place that belongs to the critters. And for Dolores, former stripper, itís a place to hide from the world."

Telling Women's Stories in Nonfiction and Fiction Since 1993.......

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 historical novel (Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society, published in 2012 by Atria/Simon & Schuster) my writing career has taken me on very diverse and unexpected journeys of discovery, sometimes overseas but at other times, right in my own backyard.

My current project is Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County, a sequel to my first novel. The sequel will be set in Collier County (Naples) Florida one year later (1964-65) with many of the same characters. Look for updates on this page.

In other news, I am now represented by WME Speakers, the speakers bureau of William Morris Endeavor Talent and Literary Agency. Please visit the Invite/Contact page on this website for more information.