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!