Joanne C. Hillhouse is a writer from Ottos, Antigua. She is the author of teen/young adult books The Boy from Willow Bend and the Burt Award winning Musical Youth, adult contemporary fictions Dancing Nude in the Moonlight and Oh Gad!, and children’s books With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure, and (forthcoming) The Jungle Outside. She has been published in New Daughters of Africa and Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean, among other collections. She is the founder and coordinator of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize to nurture and showcase the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda.