Donna W. Hill
Writer, speaker and musician Donna W. Hill and her photographer husband, Rich, live among the frogs and birds in Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains. They enjoy long walks with Hunter, their Labrador retriever, and lap-time with their rescued orange tabby, Goofus.
Donna is a songwriter with three recordings: Rainbow Colors, Harvest and The Last Straw. A journalist for numerous online magazines, her subjects range from music, writing and accessibility to chocolate and knitting. An experienced talk show guest and guest blogger, her articles and stories have appeared in numerous books and magazines.
Her passion is educating the public about the true abilities, unnecessary obstacles and social justice issues facing blind Americans. To this end, she volunteers as a publicist for the nonprofit National Federation of the Blind. Her press releases have resulted in stories about exceptional blind individuals in newspapers and other media throughout the country.
Hill's 2009 series on the Braille literacy crisis in the online magazine American Chronicle, which has been republished on countless other sites, remains the most extensive series on this issue written for general audiences. Proceeds from the sale of The Heart of Applebutter Hill provide Braille books to young blind writers.
The Heart of Applebutter Hill
by Donna W. Hill
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. Educator-recommended for diversity and anti-bullying projects.