Charleston-based author Amy Cross Hile debut novel is now available on Amazon and Kobo. Hile has been assisted in her publishing journey by Bublish. Read about her story in the Moultrie News or read the article here in its entirety as shown below.


From the Moultrie News:

In her debut novel, “Hopetown Road,” local author Amy Cross Hile takes readers on a dramatic journey that explores the destruction of a seemingly perfect family that tries, and fails, to keep up with the Joneses.

“When I write, my intention is to tell a riveting story,” says Hile. “I write in the first person, and work very hard to immerse readers in each scene of the story. I want them to see what Lexie has seen, hear what she has heard and feel what she has felt. The themes of this book are close to my heart. As Lexie and Landon’s relationship comes undone, I am able to explore the complex emotions that humans struggle with when the people they love the most detach rather than persevere.”From the outside looking in, Lexie and Landon Elliott have the perfect marriage, the perfect children, the perfect life and a thriving business. But when the Charleston couple decides to chuck it all and move to Costa Rica, tongues begin to wag. Nobody is aware that their business is failing and their marriage is unraveling at an alarming pace.

“Hopetown Road” is currently available at online retailers Amazon and Kobo.

Hile has been assisted in her publishing journey by Charleston startup Bublish, an award-winning, cloud-based platform that provides a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution for independent authors and small publishers. The platform also welcomes readers, who can sign up for free and browse thousands of unique book bubbles created by authors from around the world. To learn more, visit

Hile attended the elite Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design. In 2007, after 17 years and five design awards for her work, she left the industry to begin writing. Many versions and edits later, she completed a final manuscript in 2013, while waiting tables to support her family. Having published “Hopetown Road” in January, she is now hard at work on her second novel. She hopes to be able to write full-time one day. Hile resides in Mount Pleasant with her two children, Jackson and Daisy.