Donna W. Hill

Donna W. Hill is a novelist, journalist, blogger and songwriter. Her memoirs, articles, stories and poems have appeared in numerous magazines and books. She volunteers as a publicist for the nonprofit National Federation of the Blind and has placed articles about blind people and the issues they face in mainstream media throughout the US.

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Author Biography

Donna W. Hill is a writer, speaker and avid knitter from Pennsylvania. A songwriter with three albums, she provided educational and motivational programs in the Greater Philadelphia area for fifteen years before moving to the rural Endless Mountains.

Hill's essay, "Satori Green" appears in Richard Singer's Now, Embracing the Present Moment (2010, O-Books), and her breast-cancer-survivor story is in Dawn Colclasure’s On the Wings of Pink Angels (2012). From 2009 through 2013, Hill was an online journalist for numerous publications, covering topics ranging from nature, health care and disability issues to music, knitting and chocolate.

Her memoir, "Special Class: a journey in mainstreaming" was selected for Behind Our Eyes: a second look, an anthology of stories, poetry and memoirs by writers with disabilities, which is available through Amazon.   “Fiction is a safe and highly personal way of introducing students to the struggles and capabilities of people with disabilities,” Hill says about her novel The Heart of Applebutter Hill, “My goal was to write an engaging story that appeals to a broad range of interests, in which some characters have disabilities and other differences.”

Hill is an experienced talk show guest and guest blogger. She presents workshops about her novel for school, university, community and business groups.

Books by Donna W. Hill

The Heart of Applebutter Hill

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Imagine you're 14 and in a strange country with your camera, your best friend and her guide dog. You uncover a secret and are instantly in danger. Join Baggy, Abigail and Curly Connor as they sneak around Bar Gundoom Castle and row across an underground lake. The powerful Heartstone of Arden-Goth is hidden nearby, and a spy is unleashed to seize it. Compelled to unmask the spy, they can't trust anyone.