ABOUT THE AUTHORHill, Bartha (1940 –) is a children’s book writer and a freelance journalist.
Hill was born in Holland and immigrated to New Zealand in 1954. She began her career working as a teacher. In 1968 Hill left New Zealand, and during her time abroad lived in Indonesia, Hong Kong, England, and the United States before returning to New Zealand in 1980.
Hill is a longtime freelance journalist who has also worked as a researcher/writer/organiser for World Vision. As a journalist Hill’s work has appeared in the Otago Daily Times, Daystar, NZ Women’s Weekly, Harvest Field and Reality. Her stories for children have appeared in the School Journal and the children's magazines Discovery and Choices.
Hill’s books include No Harvest Until (1975), Reflecting God’s Grace (2000), Alejandro’s Great Idea (2002) and Destination Chad: The Remarkable Missionary Journey of Ben & Winsome Webster (DayStar Publication Trust, 2003).
Bartha Hill lives in Wanaka and participates in the Writers in Schools programme.
Bartha Hill's Destination Chad: The Remarkable Missionary Journey of Ben & Winsome Webster was published by DayStar Publication Trust in 2003. It tells the story of Ben and Winsome Webster and their experiences working in aid and development projects around the world.
Dr Dick Anderson from Africa Inland Mission: 'The book leaves me breathless with its panorama of ministry in many parts of the world - mostly in harsh situations where poverty-stricken people live out their lives beyod the outer edge of Christs kingdom.'
Kiwi Adventures tells a number of stories about the South Island, including the stories of Richard Pearse, the yellow eyed penguin and other birds, the gold mining days, early missionaries, and more. Each story has a Christian application.