Anne E. Hill

Award-winning author Anne E. Hill has written more than a dozen books for kids and teens. She lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband and children.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I got to visit the house that inspired her book when I visited Prince Edward Island in Canada and I thoroughly embarrassed my children by how excited I was there. I also loved A Time to Keep by Tasha Tudor and The Cranberry holiday series by the Devlins.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“And remember the truth that once was spoken: To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Jane Austen, Beverly Cleary and Pat Conroy — a pretty eclectic group of writers!

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

As a little girl, I started at the beginning of the children’s section at the library and read my way through it. I loved the idea that some day my books might be checked out and read by a kid who also love to read.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Read, read, read! Good readers make good writers!