Hilary T. Smith

Hilary T. Smith’s first novel, Wild Awake, was an IndieNext pick, a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Canadian Children’s Book Center Best Book for Teens. Her second novel, A Sense of the Infinite, was a VOYA magazine Perfect 10 selection, a Book Riot Quarterly Pick, a finalist for the Ontario Library Association White Pine Award and a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award. Her publishing blog, The Intern, was a Writer’s Digest Top 100 Websites for Writers in 2011. Hilary is also the author of the bestselling mental health book Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bipolar But Were Too Freaked Out To Ask (Conari Press 2010). A completely revised and updated second edition of Welcome to the Jungle is forthcoming from Conari Press in October 2017.


Hilary lives on an off-the-grid homestead in the South Yuba River canyon near Nevada City, CA.