Joanne C. Hillhouse

Antiguan and Barbudan writer Joanne C. Hillhouse is the author of the novellas The Boy from Willow Bend and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight; the children’s picture book Fish Outta Water; and the Strebor/Atria/Simon & Schuster novel Oh Gad! Her young adult manuscript, “Musical Youth,” placed second for the inaugural Burt Award for YA Caribbean Literature in 2014. Her writing has appeared in several Caribbean and international journals and anthologies including Pepperpot: Best New Writing from the Caribbean, In the Black: New African Canadian Literature, and others. She won a 2004 Honour award from UNESCO, the David Hough Literary Prize from the Caribbean Writer in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Small Axe fiction prize in 2012 and 2013. For more, visit or; and is the online home of the writing program she manages in Antigua and Barbuda.

Books by this Author

A stirring novel about a woman facing cross-cultural odds and redefining everything she understands about her family, herself, and the country she’s never really been able to call home.Nikki Baltimore was born in Antigua but grew up with her dad in the United States. With each year, she’s grown further apart from her mother and maternal siblings, potters in rural Antigua. Her mother’s funeral brings Nikki back to the island, and, at a professional and personal crossroads, she...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Feel the fear; do it anyway ...and whatever you will be, you are now becoming.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Becoming the thing I always dreamed of being, a writer.

Author Voices

June 17, 2014

Thanks for visiting my page and checking out my book Oh Gad!

Before and since the book's release in April 2012, I've been busy busy busy trying to get the word out. One part of that has been the guest posts I've made at various blogs. As these give some insight to the book, my country Antigua and Barbuda, me, and the writing process, I wanted to share some of them with you.

Take this tasty guest post hosted by Shelley Workinger at But What Are They Eating? - a blog dedicated to food in books. There's lots of food to talk about in Oh Gad! - one of the main... see more

Joanne C. Hillhouse on the Web


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