Amy Hill Hearth

New York Times Bestselling Author and American Library Association "Notable Book" Winner

Pre-order Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County at any of these links:

Greetings...from my desk to yours

I'm an American novelist, nonfiction author, and journalist. My expertise is women's equality, race in America, and the divisions between the North and South. Born in New England, I moved with my family at age six to Columbia, South Carolina, where I attended public schools from 1965-1970. I began my career in Florida, where I was a daily newspaper reporter. I am perhaps best known for the Miss Dreamsville historical fiction series (in which a Northerner tries to adapt to life in a small, Florida town in the 1960s) along with my first book, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, written with the late Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany. My books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Random House, and Doubleday, among other publishing houses.

Planning for Fall 2015 and Winter/​Spring 2016 Book Tour underway now!


I will be doing a book tour starting September 8, the publication date for my new novel, Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County, a sequel to my first novel set in Naples, Florida a year later, in 1964.

Among the tour stops on the calendar so far are:

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 19-20: Southern Independent Booksellers Association ("SIBA") trade show. Sunday afternoon is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, Saturday, October 24: Talk and book-signing at the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS, Fri-Sat-Sun., January 15-17, 2016: The Pulpwood Queens Annual Girlfriend Weekend, a unique retreat in which readers and authors from around the globe have fun together. Hosted by founder Kathy L. Murphy.

NAPLES, FLORIDA, Wed., Feb. 10, 2016: Keynote speaker and book-signing, Friends of the Collier County's annual fundraiser, "Bagels and Book Clubs Breakfast."

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

For details about the 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 once hosted a private tea party for Hillary Clinton at the home of the Delany Sisters.

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

3) My very first job title was "Salad Girl" (an assistant waitress).

4) I met my husband when I was a journalist and interviewed him for a news story.

5) I have a Native American name, "Smiling Songbird Woman," given to me by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation.