Featured Book: The Heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill

Many thanks to poet and author Denise N. Fyffe for featuring my YA novel on The Island Journal.

THE ISLAND JOURNAL

The Heart of Applebutter Hill

The Heart of Applebutter Hill book The Heart of Applebutter Hill book

14-year-old Adiaphoran refugees Baggy and Abigail are a bit cynical, as they are alone in a new country. Rounded up with other refugee kids, they live in Transition House at the Plumkettle Learning Center until they are placed with guardians. Photographer Baggy moves into a berm house containing a WWII periscope with the secretive Captain Sodpeg. Abigail, who is losing her sight, gets a guide dog and is finally invited to live in the carriage house behind Mrs. Plumkettle’s on Old Applebutter Hill Rd.

Join Baggy, Abigail and Curly Connor as they fly the Cloud Scooper, sneak around Bar Gundoom Castle and row across an underground lake. Their lives change instantly, when they uncover a secret. The powerful and dangerous Heartstone of Arden-Goth, a heart-shaped sapphire, is hidden in Applebutter Hill, and corporate giants place a spy at their…

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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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5 Responses to Featured Book: The Heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill

  1. Congratulations Donna on being featured on The Island Journal. This is awesome!!

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    • Thanks, Steph, this was another one of those things that came out of the blue when it was most needed. *grin*

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      • Yeah, I hear you. I remember this time last year was a rough time for me and it took a while to get through it but thank Heavens I survived. It’s sort of eerie how timely some of these “out of the blue” episodes occur just when you need them. I was glad to see it to learn a little more about The Island Journal. I enjoyed her review.

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  2. Helen Kobek says:

    I’m so glad “The Island Journal” featured Donna Hill’s delightful Young Adult book!

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