interviewing author Barbara Hill

This is Author Barbara Hill I had the pleasure Of interviewing her for my blog, 

Q1. when did you decide you were going to write a book?

A.  Many years after retirement, I began to type a few thoughts of a ‘scene’ floating around my head. From time to time, I’d add to it. From those thoughts, a real story began to evolve and I finally said to my husband, “I believe I could write a novel from these thoughts,” and he said, “well, do it.” It was only then, mid-2016, that I began to try to put thoughts into order, search out writing classes and online help. It was not published until August 2017.

Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books?

A. I decided on the title of my novel, “Only a Breeze,” only as I neared the finish of the first complete draft.

Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?

A. My second novel has come much easier. Tentatively titled, “Altered Plans,” the first draft is in the hands of my editor now.

Q 4. how long have you been writing?

A. I’ve told stories aloud most of my life and have loved writing since high school. Prior to my novel in 2017, I wrote and submitted only one other thing—a short story, which was accepted and published in Christian Woman Magazine in 2005. Other than that, I’ve written only funny cards and poems for friends, a few church skits, and several short paragraphs for church bulletins until becoming serious about writing a novel in 2016.

Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?

A. I am still a novice but would tell others, “If you enjoy writing, do it. If I could do it at age seventy-five, so can you! Do it for fun and you will be successful at having a good time. If you do it for money, you not only will not have fun, you will likely be disappointed in your earnings.”

Q 6.  where can people find you online?

A. I can be found at  Author Email is
 also be found at  AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: htpp:// And  Author's Page on Facebook:        

Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future 

Q 8 how many books have you written 

A. My second novel, “Altered Plans,” is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2018

Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer

A.  I have no college but claim “at least a year’s worth” in the one in-person course on writing I found available locally (though it was on writing memoirs), numerous articles read, queries of other writers online, research done, and communicating with several generous writers and editors by phone and internet. that the love of reading all my life help immensely: I knew what I wanted in a story I read for myself!