Janet Muirhead Hill

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As a lover of words, I not only read a lot, I love to write, as well. With an imagination that knows no bounds, I favor fiction as a reflection of real life, over nonfiction, though I understand the importance of history, too. The author of seventeen published books, so far, and eight more written but not yet published, I plan to continue writing and rewriting for the rest of my life. As CEO of a small press, I've also edited and published many other authors, but as I think of how I want to spend my last years on this earth, (I'm 80) I will concentrate more on my own work, my family, and in seeing that the authors I've published have a clear way to keep their books in print, once I have either dissolved my company or passed it on to someone else. I'm also attempting, a memoir, but find it much harder than fiction. Pressing on, though, I’m sure of just one thing: Words, my own and others, will continue to navigate my life as I dedicate it to the well-being of my family, myself, and any others whom my life may touch.

about me

Born in 1942 to an honest, hard-working ranching family, the middle child in a family of six, I grew up in the beautiful Yampa River Valley in northwestern Colorado. I graduated high school at Campion Academy, Loveland, Colorado, and later became a practical nurse. I attended Montana State University when my children were all in elementary and high school, studying both science and creative writing. I have four grown children, eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. They are the center of my heart and soul. I live with my husband in rural Montana on twelve acres in the Madison River Valley next to Ted Turner's Bison Ranch. With permission, I walk daily on that beautiful property, enjoying the view along Cherry Creek where I often see deer, elk, bison, an. occasional bear, wolves, coyotes, eagles, hawks, geese, herons, sandhill cranes, ravens, and many other birds. With two ponies and two cats as pets, and with loved ones living near, I can say life is very good.