Roccie Hill

Roccie Hill is an American writer and a native Californian. She received her BA in Philosophy and History at UCLA, and her MA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, where her short stories appeared regularly in the literary quarterly. After graduate school, she moved to Salinas, where she worked with CeĢsar Chavez as part of the United Farm Workers union.

She lived and worked in Paris for 8 years as a journalist, a teacher of Creative Writing, a Marketing Officer for the Statue of Liberty Centennial, and as a mother (her most important job ever).

She also lived in England for 8 years, mostly in Gloucestershire, where she worked for non-profits and produced a variety of short films and celebrity/royal events.

Upon her return to California, she published two novels, several short stories, a play, exhibited her photography, and studied the history and genealogy of US borderlands culture in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. She is a professional genealogist, with a focus on Native American ancestry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California and of the Virginia Genealogical Society.

Her third novel The Blood of My Mother was published in 2023.