Jimmy L. Hill grew up on the dusty, sandy dirt roads of deep South Georgia. He spent his early years working in the tobacco fields and doing other farm work. Working for entrepreneur Fred Bennett as a farmhand, land surveyor, and gas station attendant came a bit later. Jimmy had the entrepreneurial spirit at heart from an early age, starting with selling Grit newspapers.
Jimmy's first writing experience was at the age of 17 for his high school newspaper. He wrote numerous technical and procedure manuals for his first full-time employer - Georgia Power Company. As a member of Georgia Power’s speaker’s bureau, a senior manager, and an agricultural engineer, he gave hundreds of talks and presentations all over Georgia and in other states across the country.
As an engineer, he makes no apology for his minutiae of details in describing his life journey. He inherited his storytelling skills from his Dad. Jimmy’s life work has been recognized by receiving numerous awards and honors. Also, he received outstanding alumni awards from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. Also, he won a Silver Effie Award from the American Marketing Association for advertising effectiveness.
Jimmy deep dives into his life history and identifies those who inspired him on his journey. In the last chapter of the book, he summarizes how each of these people impacted his life. He is now retired and lives with his wife, Gail, and their dog Amicalola (Lola) on Tomahawk Mountain in North Georgia. They have two children and six grandchildren.