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Amy Hill Hearth at Beach Haven, New Jersey. Photo by Blair Hearth. Copyright 2023.

Welcome! I'm a New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling author of eleven published books, starting in 1993 with the oral history Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, a New York Times bestseller for 117 weeks that was adapted for Broadway and film. I was an advisor and consultant for historical accuracy and authenticity on both productions (1994-1999). My books focus on forgotten or overlooked voices and extraordinary stories from the past. I am a versatile writer. I've published fiction as well as nonfiction, books for adults as well as young readers. I love to challenge myself by trying new genres. During the pandemic lockdown, I wrote my first historical thriller, Silent Came the Monster, published in May 2023.

Silent Came the Monster, Wins AudioFile Earphones Award; Is Chosen for Summer Reading Lists

SILENT CAME THE MONSTER: A Novel of the 1916 Jersey Shore Shark Attacks is a high society historical novel merged with a pulse-pounding thriller of a larger-than-life threat. Published in May, the book won an AudioFile Earphones Award.


Available in hardcover, large-print, ebook, and audiobook formats, Silent Came the Monster was published by Blackstone Publishing in a deal made by my long time literary agency, William Morris Endeavor in New York. 


The book was an Audible and Goodreads Summer 2023 pick. It was, also, selected as an Audio.com and Crimereads fan favorite.

Silent Came the Monster a Selection of 800-Chapter International Book Club

I'm so delighted to announce that Silent Came the Monster was a 2023 International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club Selection, earning "Five Diamonds," the club's highest mark. Founded by Kathy L. Murphy and headquartered in Texas, the book club is the largest "meeting and discussing" book club in the world – with 800 chapters, including chapters in 20 foreign countries.