As a kid growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, Hillary Homzie understood how to build a fort in the woods, read under the covers, and playact complex scenarios involving poisoned acorns and orphans. However, she never mastered good comebacks to bullies or how to be cool in middle school, so she studied what she didn’t know, and now writes about it.
Hillary’s humorous books for kids (with plenty of funny comebacks) include the Alien Clones From Outer Space chapter book series, which was developed into an animated television show for ABC Australia. Her books about middle school girls include Queen of Likes (Aladdin/M!x), Things Are Gonna Get Ugly, The Hot List. Most recently she has been writing "Swirl" books--Pumpkin Spice Secrets and Apple Pie Promises. School Library Journal gave Pumpkin Spice Secrets a great review, saying, "Tween readers will drink it right up!"
Hillary apprenticed comedy by performing sketch in NYC with midnight shows at places like Don’t Tell Mama and Schecky’s Big Fat Cantina. During the summer, she teaches at Hollins University Graduate Program in Children’s Literature. She also blogs for the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. She currently lives in Napa, California with her family.