I grew up in a small town in the Ozarks, playing baseball, riding bikes, mowing yards, and reading comic books, the youngest of eight children. Norman Rockwell could have moved in down the street and felt right at home. These days I live and write in Arlington, Virginia, with my understanding wife and a cat named Truman. Our three kids are grown, and we are begging for grandchildren.
After nearly a lifetime of writing nonfiction – essays and articles, lectures and lessons – I was rescued from my tedium and set free, liberated to explore life and faith in the realm of fiction. Unwittingly, I seem to have acquired an expansive cast of characters along the way, some begging to enter the story, others hiding in the background, hoping to go unnoticed, but I see them all. So many stories to tell.
I am, as Parker J. Palmer put it, “…one who loves to watch life become words and words become life.”
BOOKS BY DREW HILL:
Watch for CROSSING THE TRACKS to release in the spring of 2023.
While dramatic history unfolds from Greensboro to Selma to Memphis, one man makes his own stand for justice and inclusion.
Crossing the Tracks is set in the railroad yards and union halls of Kansas City during the Civil Rights Movement. It’s the surprising story of a white, working class family man confronting racism and bigotry on the railroad, in the neighborhood, and in his church.
And watch for IT CAME EVEN TO ME to release in late 2023.
A Southern Baptist pastor is forced through a series of personal and family crises to reconsider his long-held views about homosexuality.
Set in small town Georgia in the present, it paints a picture of the best and worst in us, grace and forgiveness doing battle with hatred and intolerance. This story is especially poignant and helpful to families who are divided over homosexuality on religious grounds.