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It’s “Read an E-book Week” at Smashwords!

The heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill is on sale. Get any e-book version for $1.75 now through midnight March 8, when you use coupon code REW75 at:http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/313071?ref=DonnaWHill

The Heart of Applebutter Hill, an adventure-mystery for general audiences, follows two 14-year-old refugees, Baggy & Abigail, as they find their way in a new land and learn a dangerous secret. Baggy is a photographer and mechanic, and Abigail is a shy singer-songwriter and travels with her guide dog Curly Connor (aka the Fluffer-Noodle.

Do you use an e-book reader or need a gift for someone who does? The Heart of Applebutter Hill is available at Smashwords in 7 e-book formats including .rtf or .pdf for reading on your computer, .epub (Apple, Blio, Nook, Sony, Kobo, etc.), and .mobi (Kindle): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/313071?ref=DonnaWHill

Proceeds from sales Support Braille literacy.

Did you know?

  1. Readers with print handicaps like blindness and dyslexia have access to only 5% of the books out there.
  2. Only 10% of America’s blind children are taught to use the only tool that gives nonvisual readers true literacy on a par with print … Braille.
  3. 80% of the internet is inaccessible to people using text-to-speech software, despite the fact that the technology is both available and inexpensive.
  4. The Heart of Applebutter Hill received pre-publication recommendations from professionals in the fields of education, rehabilitation and the arts as a classroom resource for diversity-inclusivity and anti-bullying initiatives in middle school through college. Read their comments at: https://donnawhill.com/recommenders-of-the-heart-of-applebutter-hill/

Please help get The Heart of Applebutter Hill published in Braille, so teens with vision loss can see themselves in an exciting adventure for a change:http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/313071?ref=DonnaWHill

Reviews & More!

Please help spread the word any way you can. Take a few minutes to rate and review The Heart of Applebutter Hill on Smashwords and, if you have an account, on Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1483948226

Find out about print, e-book and accessible versions of The Heart of Applebutter Hill, and sign up for blog post announcements and upcoming contests at:http://DonnaWHill.com

Recent Articles about The Heart of Applebutter Hill

The Heart of Applebutter Hill book cover shows a cave scene; stalactites reflected in an underground lake, while a hand holds the Heartstone of Arden-Goth: Photos, Rich Hill; Design, Lizza Studios

12/19/13
Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader
“The biggest project of my life” by Mary Therese Biebel: http://timesleader.com/news/features/1050744/The-biggest-project-of-my-life

1/1/14
Wyoming County Press Examiner
“Meshoppen Author Pens Mystery Novel” by Michael Wintermute: http://wcexaminer.com/?p=39493

Author Bio

Donna sitting on an ice bench holding a copy of her novel The Heart of Applebutter Hill: photo by Rich Hill

Donna W. Hill is a writer, speaker and avid knitter from Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains. A songwriter with three albums, she provided educational and motivational programs in the Greater Philadelphia area for fifteen years.

From 2009 through 2013, Hill was an online journalist for numerous publications, covering topics ranging from nature, health care, Braille literacy and accessibility to music, knitting and chocolate. As a volunteer publicist for the National Federation of the Blind, she has placed articles in newspapers and other media throughout the country about exceptional blind people and the social justice issues they face.

Hill’s articles have also appeared in the NFB’s Braille Monitor and in Slate & Style, the quarterly journal of the NFB’s Writers’ Division. Her essay, “Satori Green” appears in Richard Singer’s Now, Embracing the Present Moment (2010, O-Books), and her breast-cancer-survivor story is in Dawn Colclasure’s On the Wings of Pink Angels (2012).

Her memoir, “Special Class: a journey in mainstreaming” was selected for inclusion in Behind Our Eyes: a second look, an anthology of stories, poetry and memoirs by writers with disabilities: http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Our-Eyes-Second-Look/dp/1490304479/

Hill, who was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, was the first legally blind child mainstreamed in her public school district. She is an experienced talk show guest and guest blogger. She presents workshops about her journey, her novel and the issues facing blind Americans for school, university, community and business groups:http://DonnaWHill.com

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About Donna W. Hill

Donna W. Hill is a writer, speaker, animal lover and avid knitter from Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains. Her first novel, The Heart of Applebutter Hill, is an adventure-mystery with excursions into fantasy for general audiences. Professionals in the fields of education and the arts have endorsed it as a diversity, inclusion and anti-bullying resource for junior high through college. A songwriter with three albums, Hill provided educational and motivational programs in the Greater Philadelphia area for fifteen years before moving to the mountains. Her essay, "Satori Green" appears in Richard Singer's Now, Embracing the Present Moment (2010, O-Books), and her cancer-survivor story is in Dawn Colclasure’s On the Wings of Pink Angels (2012). From 2009 through 2013, Hill was an online journalist for numerous publications, covering topics ranging from nature, health care and accessibility to music, knitting and chocolate. She is an experienced talk show guest and guest blogger and presents workshops about writing and her novel for school, university, community and business groups. The Heart of Applebutter Hill is available in print and e-versions at Amazon, B&N, Apple, Sony, Smashwords, Create Space and other outlets. It is also available through Bookshare for readers with print disabilities.
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