Hillary Danaher is the author of regional bestseller The Colors of Beech Hill and recently published The Curse in My Purse: Poems and Drawings for Grown-Ups. Her work was nominated for the Michigan Notable Book Award and the Principal’s Choice Award. She is the writer and voice behind the Spotify podcast Toblanhawke and is in the planning stages for another podcast release in the summer of 2022. She lives in southeastern Wisconsin and is a member of the Wisconsin Writer’s Association and the International Literacy Association.
Hillary studied English at Olivet College and holds two M.Eds (because one just didn’t seem like enough), one from GVSU and one from CU-W. Her work has been published in Montessori Today, Families First Monthly and on her blog, Straight from the Scullery.
Having spent most summers of her life in a rural town in northern Michigan, many of Hillary’s stories take root in that setting. Having now been a resident of Wisconsin for nearly a decade, Hillary takes advantage of her “city girl” status and attends writer’s conferences regularly, frequents as many local bookshops as possible and finds heaven on a plate at any of the Bartolotta restaurants in the area.
Hillary has taught for Grand Valley State University, Central Michigan University, and University of Wisconsin – Washington County. Use the contact page in inquire about speaking and teaching opportunities.