The truth is that I am a crazy person. Why? you ask. Because I try to handle three full-time jobs! I earn an actual living by being an attorney. During any second where I can, I write and promote my novels, trying desperately to move from having a dream of being a writer to having that be an income earning activity, and lastly, I am a mommy! No, no, you say, you are an author. That's true, but that is different than being a writer. As an author, I've produced works of fiction. If I were a writer, that would mean that I got paid a livable wage to do what I love. Here's how I know there is a difference: if you ask me what I do for a living, I'll tell you I'm a lawyer. I'm not at the point of getting to say I'm a writer. But I am always hopeful!
The thing that fills me with renewed hope is each new review of my novels. When people like my writing, I know I can keep going.
I balance all of these things by just doing what I can do. My house isn't really the neatest or the cleanest because I choose to play with my child rather than clean. I do as much writing and promoting as I can around my other tasks. I often watch TV with the computer on my lap sending out new emails, writing blog posts, doing follow-up emails. I try to set aside one hour a day to write, even if I'm eating lunch while I do it!
So, who am I? I am an aspiring writer who knows one day, my daughter will be telling her friends that her mommy is on the New York Times Bestseller list.
The bond of a father and daughter is special. When Jules father asks her to come be stay with him because he's terminally ill, she goes for the remarkable opportunity to really know her father. She never dreamed he had liberated a concentration camp, dealt cards to Bugsy Siegel or saved the life of a Black Panther.
Wings of Hope takes you on a road trip through the memories of a man making peace with his life through his conversations with his daughter. Teaching her that death is sometimes the most heartbreakingly beautiful part of life.
Hope is the last gift of a father to his daughter--the power to reach for her dreams.
Hillary Peak is a recovering idealist. She became a lawyer to change the world and is still somewhat shocked that didn't occur. Now, her goal is to retire from practicing law and write novels that people love. She is currently a practicing attorney in the District of Columbia. She lives with her family in Alexandria, VA.