Billie Hinton


Billie Hinton lives on a small horse farm with her husband, two teenagers, two horses, a painted pony, two miniature donkeys, six felines, two Corgis, and daily visits from wild creatures of all kinds. She sees magic happen every single day.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. I was about 2 years old and I filled an entire yellow legal pad, line by line, with cursive scrawl. I didn't even know how to write letters yet but I had a story to tell. I would love to know what it said! There's a photo of me asleep on the sofa in my yellow footie pajamas, pen still in hand, pad opened to the latest page of my story. Even at that young age I was writing to make sense of my world.
What is your writing process?
I usually start with a fragment of something - it might be the last scene of the book, it might be a line from a song I've heard, or a photograph or other visual image. Something mushrooms around that fragment and I become hooked to tell the entire story.

I write the rough draft as quickly as I can and then make many passes through that draft following threads, filling in, taking out. I think of my writing process as excavation. There is a strong sense that the entire book is already there and I'm the archaeologist carefully unearthing it.
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Where to find Billie Hinton online

Where to buy in print


Fiona and the Water Horse (Magical Pony School)
Series: Magical Pony School, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,780. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Book two in the Magical Pony School series - for middle grade readers and everyone who loves horses! The spring equinox is near and Fiona remembers the promise she made to the water horse when he rescued her at winter solstice. She goes to ride him against the advice of friends and teachers. They know what she does not believe: that water horses are powerful and dangerous.
The Meaning of Isolated Objects
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Vulnerable with worry over his daughter Wendell, Scott lets his characteristic guard down. Suddenly he finds himself falling in love, looking for a lost daughter, and trying to keep one step ahead when he realizes she is being pursued because of abilities she doesn’t even know she has, a technique known as remote viewing, which he learned and practiced in a secret government unit.
Jane's Transformation (Magical Pony School)
Series: Magical Pony School, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,190. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General
A magical pony school, four first-year students, and lots of adventure! In Book One, Jane learns to shape-shift and is soon lured and trapped by a mysterious pig woman who desperately wants a pony. Jane's friends must find her and convince her to shift back to human form.
Signs That Might Be Omens
Series: the Claire Quartet, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,700. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Bingham Wade lives in near isolation, bound by regret to the past, still in love with a woman he lost twenty years ago. Claire Caviness is unhappily married. When she attends a funeral in her home town, things begin to happen: she inherits money, leaves her husband, and reconnects with things she loved and lost: horses, her father, and Bingham.
Series: the Claire Quartet, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
In a raw, edgy journey from trauma to restoration, Claire examines her deepest fears: grief for her distant mother and gay father, the awakening of her conflicted sexuality, and the darkness that pulls her to the intrigue and danger of two very different – and dangerous - men.