Bio


HILLARY MANTON LODGE is the author of Jane of Austin, Together at the TableReservations for TwoA Table by the WindowPlain Jayne,  and Simply Sara. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, Hillary discovered the world of cuisine during her internship at Northwest Palate Magazine


Over the years, Hillary's novels have enjoyed critical success from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romantic Times and have reached readers around the world. In 2010, Plain Jayne was nominated as a Carol Award Finalist, and Simply Sara was an ECPA Bestselling book. In 2015, A Table by the Window was shortlisted in the INSPY Awards. 

In 2017, Hillary opened an Etsy shop, HillaryMakes, to share the designs she's made over the years, in the form of prints and printables.

In her free time, Hillary often finds herself experimenting in the kitchen, attending indie concerts, and finding new walking trails. Formerly a resident of the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband now live near Memphis, Tennessee, along with their Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Shiloh and Sylvie.

Looking for a guest speaker with culinary skills and inspirational stories, or a teacher for a class on fiction? Hillary has oodles of experience. Get in touch via her contact form