Amy Hill Hearth

Debut novelist Amy Hill Hearth is a former journalist and the author or coauthor of seven nonfiction books, including Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years, the New York Times bestseller-turned-Broadway play. She met her future husband, Blair, who was raised in Collier County, while she was working as a reporter in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1983. She is a graduate of the University of Tampa.

Books by this Author


Get a Dose of Some "Strong Medicine" with Amy Hill Hearth

Amy Hill Hearth talks about the immediate connection she had with Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Amy Hill Hearth
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Live and let live"

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, To Kill a Mockingbird, Their Eyes Were Watching God. 

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "Your books are fun to read. Only afterwords do I realize how much I learned."

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. "Little Women"

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write for the love of it; the rest will follow.

Author Voices

November 27, 2013

NBC Channel 4 New York sports reporter Harry Cicma and I spent the evening with students at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Harry told them about his career in broadcast journalism, providing insight and encouragement, and I did the same about my writing career, which started with newspapers, then nonfiction books, and now has branched into novels. I loved this event because much of it was informal. I talked to so many students in groups of two or three that I'll never remember them all.

October 03, 2013

I'm thrilled to announce that I have accepted an offer from Atria to write a sequel to my successful first novel! Working title of the sequel is "Good Night Peggy Sue, Wherever You Are." The story will continue in the same locale (Naples, Florida) and with the same characters (plus a few new ones) from "Miss Dreamsville" but one year later, in 1964-65.

April 29, 2013

196 reserved seats and a wait list for my talk and book signing on 4/18 in Naples, Florida! Held at a private club in Port Royal, this event was a benefit for the Friends of the Collier County Library. Fabulous questions, tremendous enthusiasm. Collier County loves "Miss Dreamsville"! This means a lot to me since, after all, it's the setting for the novel! I couldn't be more pleased.

January 30, 2013

Heading for Jefferson, Texas, hometown of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, the largest meeting-and-discussing book club in the world with more than 550 chapters! January 17-20 is "Girlfriend" weekend, and I'll be joining 38 other authors in a series of panels, booksignings and events attended by fans who come to Jefferson from all over the world. I am so honored that "Miss Dreamsville" is the January 2013 Main Selection.



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