Janet Muirhead Hill is the author of eight published novels for children ages 8-14. She co-authored curriculum units to adapt the novels for use in classrooms and home schools.
Hill has presented many writing and publishing workshops across the state and in Colorado and Oregon. She is available to present workshops to fit one, two, three, four, or five days of instruction depending on the needs and time schedules of her sponsors and students. She has conducted many one-day school visits in Montana and Colorado, and has plans for longer residencies. She wrote and published comprehensive workbooks for use with her three, four, and five-day writing workshops. She is listed in the Artist's Registry of the Montana Arts Council.
Her published children’s and young adult novels include the award-winning Miranda and Starlight series of six books, Danny’s Dragon, a Story of Wartime Loss, winner of the Eric Hoffer Award, and Kyleah’s Tree, which is one of three finalists in the fiction category for the High Plains Book Award.
Hill calls the writing she does “true fiction,” because, she says, “My goal is to tell the truth about the human experience, its dilemmas, natural responses, and emotions through fictional characters; characters children relate to; characters who will help them better understand themselves, giving them comfort and encouragement in their own lives.”
Hill is currently polishing and preparing for publication, Kendall’s Storm, the companion novel to Kyleah’s Tree. She has also written and is editing her first novel for adults.
Ms. Hill spends much of her free time enjoying the outdoors, her horses, and most of all her family, which includes eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She writes and publishes from her home office in rural Montana near the Madison River.