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MISS DREAMSVILLE AND THE LOST HEIRESS OF COLLIER COUNTY is now available for Pre-Order. Visit http://books.simonandschuster.com/Mis... or http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Dreamsvill... Amy is a New York Times Bestselling Author and an ALA "Notable Book" and Peabody Award Winner. Born in New England, she spent her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating with a B.A. in Writing/English from the University of Tampa, Amy was a newspaper reporter in Florida. In 1993, she published her first book, HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS, an oral history of two centenarian sisters which was a New York Times Bestseller for 113 weeks, as well as a Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller. ...more


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Amy Hill Hearth Hi Janet, the character Jackie Hart was inspired by my late mother-in-law, who really did have a radio show on WNOG called "Miss Dreamsville" back in…moreHi Janet, the character Jackie Hart was inspired by my late mother-in-law, who really did have a radio show on WNOG called "Miss Dreamsville" back in the sixties. Please give my best wishes to your book club! - Amy(less)
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When I was twelve my family moved from a rural area outside of Columbia, South Carolina to Scarsdale, New York, the famed suburb of New York City. Overnight, I went from being a confident Carolina tomboy with plenty of friends to “the new kid” sitting alone, day after day, in the lunchroom. I was a freak. Suddenly, my clothes seemed ghastly, and my accent sounded odd even to my own ears.Miss dr... Read more of this blog post »
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“Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet.

Sarah L. (Sadie) Delany”
Amy Hill Hearth, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

“There's an old Southern saying that if you're worried about your weight, clothes, or getting old, then you don't have any real problems.”
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“...Mama used to say that when you don't know what to do, do nothing. She meant you can try too hard to solve a problem. If you give it a little time, the answer might just come to you plain as day.”
Amy Hill Hearth, Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society

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“Writers, naturally, dream of becoming authors. Authors dream of writing a bestseller. Bestselling authors want to write more bestsellers. And everyone hopes for big prizes. Why? Because we believe in magic." Publisher's Weekly magazine, Dec. 12, 2011”
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“When people ask me how we've lived past one hundred, I say, 'Honey, we never married. We never had husbands to worry us to death!

A. Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany”
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“Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet.

Sarah L. (Sadie) Delany”
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“Their story, as the Delany sisters like to say, is not meant as "black" or "women's" history, but American history. It belongs to all of us. (From the Preface of "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years)”
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“It was terrifying, liberating, and risky. But one day I woke up and decided to try it." (On writing her first novel, "Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society")”
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