Wishy the Bookworm Chipmunk

A charming children’s book published in 2018 about a chipmunk who outsmarts winter and loves old books. Contains original wildlife photography by Averyl Hill.


American Women Didn’t Get Fat in the 1950s

Originally published in 2013, this is a research-based self-help book inspired by Averyl’s weight loss success following vintage diet practices from the 1950s. Reviews reveal that her book is quite polarizing with some taking offense to the old premise that “you’re fat because you eat too much” and other 1950s advice included in the book. Even so, her book’s reach exceeded her expectations. For almost three months her book was in the top 100 diet books on Amazon Kindle, dropping off occasionally, and at one point was a top diet book on Amazon, not just Kindle.

Vintage Stock Illustration

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Since 2002 we’ve been a leading provider of commercial use vintage Christmas and Holiday stock illustration from the Victorian Era through the 1960s. Our clients worldwide include Fortune 500 companies as well as small ad firms, graphic designers, product manufacturers, non-profits, retailers and small businesses.

Retro Christmas Cards

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Hillstock Greetings are retro Christmas cards created with vintage images from the Art Deco period through the groovy mod 1960s. We imprint the art onto 100% recycled cotton rag archival card stock with acid-free inks. We were one of the first card makers to offer beautiful vintage illustrations of Black people and families! Our cards are manufactured and printed in our Maine design studio. Active 2007 -2017.

Update Summer 2020

Our new unique line of retro Christmas cards feature a beautiful glossy reproduction mounted to a card with elegant embossing around the edges. Our card stock is made in the USA and all of our cards are designed and printed at our Maine design studio. 

Social Media

Averyl Hill on YouTube

Simple Living New England on Instagram

Simple Living New England/ The Thrifty Yankee’s Simple Maine Lifestyle Blog

Active April 2017 – June 2020, presently retired and archived offline.