About Susan D. Hill

Susan D. Hill was born in Texas, but she didn’t live there long enough to get a southern accent. Her family soon moved to Boston, but she didn’t get an eastern accent either. Fortunately, she didn’t get a combination of the two.

Most of her childhood, she lived in Ohio near the shores of Lake Erie. Here she found a love of sailing, but also learned to play piano, twirl a baton, and ice skate among other things.

Amazingly, she survived teenhood during the tail-end of the sixties and became a follower of Jesus when she was fourteen. After high school, she graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1977 and worked in human resource management for ten years before becoming a full-time mom. She has served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship and Young Life, and currently facilitates an interdenominational women’s group that started in 1998.

Susan works as a volunteer for Uganda Orphans Fund, a non-profit, NGO relief organization founded by her husband, Duncan Hill. Since 2002, UOF has built over 30 different projects including orphan homes, schools and medical clinics for AIDS and war orphans in Uganda. She’s also a Board member.

Susan started writing for publication in 2002, initially cutting her teeth on magazine articles. In 2006, she took a half-written manuscript and a book proposal to a writer’s conference. A few months later WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, offered her a contract. Her spiritual memoir, Closer Than Your Skin: Unwrapping the Mystery of Intimacy with God, was released in February 2008. 

Susan has been married to Duncan since 1978. Together they have three grown children and a granddaughter, and live in Montana. She still plays the piano, ice skates and sails whenever possible, but she no longer twirls a baton. Instead, she likes to write.