About Donna

Donna Hill began her career in 1987 writing short stories for the confession magazines. Since that time she has more than fifty published titles to her credit since her first novel was released in 1990, and is considered one of the early pioneers of the African American romIMG_1280ance genre.  Three of her novels have been adapted for television. She has been featured in Essence, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Today’s Black Woman, and Black Enterprise among many others. She has appeared on numerous radio and television stations across the country and her work has appeared on several bestseller lists, including Essence, Emerge and The Dallas Morning News among others. She has received numerous awards for her body of work—which cross several genres– including The Career Achievement Award, the first recipient of The Trailblazer Award, The Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award, The Gold Pen Award among others, as well as commendations for her community service, during her tenure as Coordinator for Kianga House—a transitional residence for homeless teen mothers and their children. Donna co-wrote the screenplay Fire, which enjoyed limited theater release before going to DVD. As an editor she has packaged several highly successful novels, and anthologies, two of which were nominated for awards. She organizes author-centered events and workshops through her editorial and promotions company Donna Hill Promotions and provides publicity and marketing services for authors. She is also a writing instructor at The Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in New York. Donna served as a writing instructor with the Elders Writing Program sponsored by Medgar Evers College through Poets & Writers, and successfully worked to compile and publish the memoirs of the elders.  Donna holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, is in pursuit of her D.A. degree from Murray State University in English Pedagogy and Technology. She is an Assistant Professor of Professional Writing at Medgar Evers College, and former Adjunct Instructor at Baruch College, Essex County College and the College of New Rochelle. Donna currently lives in Brooklyn with her family.

2 thoughts on “About Donna”

  1. Good Afternoon,
    My name is Teresa Johnson,I recently purchase your book called Say Yes at Walmart . So far it’s a good book however when I got to page 96 the pages stop there then goes to page 129, I went and exchange the book for another one same thing happen again. I’m missing 33 pages of the book I truly hate to go ahead and start at page 129 I wanted to see what Phillip is going to do. I don’t know if my email matters but I just wanted someone to be aware of the book missing pages.
    Teresa Johnson

  2. Donna,
    This is Vince Murphy, and you may recall that we were co-featured authors (along with Okey Ndibe) at the Soul Passages Book Club event on May 17 in Middletown. At the event I purchased “What Mother Never Told Me”; I just finished it, and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I had to leave the event early, so I couldn’t get your autograph and I missed the back half your presentation. Perhaps our paths will cross again in the future.


    Vince (aka “V. A. Murphy”)

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