Hilary Echols

Hilary’s dream of writing began when she was young, when her dad read to her family each night after dinner. The works of J.R.R. Tolkien, A.A. Milne, and C.S. Lewis were regulars, and the phrase, “That will be all for tonight,” was a dreaded occurrence. Later on, when she went to college and studied English literature and elementary education, a professor noticed her love of stories and challenged her to consider writing for children. After pursuing teaching, having kids of her own, and homeschooling for years, her writing dream was realized. Her poetry is featured in Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children, an anthology from The Writers’ Loft, and she received the Ann Whitford Paul-SCBWI award for best nonfiction piece.

With an interest in nonfiction and a passion for meaningful storytelling, Hilary writes to make connections—connections between loved ones and across generations, connections with the natural world, connections that inform and inspire. She writes for the love of stories, a love that began at a dinner table years ago, igniting a dream.

She is a member of SCBWI, The Authors Guild, and Courage to Create. When she is not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, hiking, and reading. Hilary Echols is repped by Lori Steel.

Stephani Martinell Eaton
Deborah Foster