NEWS FLASH Spider Woman's Daughter wins the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best Book, 2014 and a second award for Best Mystery. Thanks to the judges! I am honored and humbled. The book also recevied the prestigeous 2014 Spur Award for the Best First Mystery from Western Writers of America. 2014 has been a remarkable year.


Anne Hillerman's first novel Spider Woman's Daughter (HarperCollins) debuted Oct. 1, 2013, and became a New York Times Bestseller in its first week on shelves!  The paperback version debuted in October, and also made the  NYT list. The book follows the trail of the Navajo detectives her father Tony Hillerman created. Read more about the novel and the praise it's receiving. 

Santa Fe–based author Anne Hillerman has published eight non-fiction books and won award for nearly all of them.  A longtime journalist, Anne writes weekly restaurant reviews for the Albuquerque Journal. She is one of the mavens behind Wordharvest writers workshops. Learn more about Anne.   

Anne and husband Don Strel have helped organize a series of trips for Road Scholar based on their award–winning book Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn
Learn more about these happenings.


 Hear Anne's talk at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  here




Top Publications: 

Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn—
To create the book, Anne and Don an exciting three years traveling Indian Country. The stunning pictures of the landscape where Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn solved crimes, along with her memories of Tony Hillerman (Anne's Dad) have been beautifully packaged by HarperCollins, Tony Hillerman's long-time publisher. Anne included excerpts from the descriptions Dad wrote so magnificently. 

Gardens of Santa Fe—A visual journey through 30 of the most spectacular and luminous gardens of Santa Fe. The book has earned several wards, including New Mexico Press Women's award for top non-fiction book in 2011. 

Santa Fe Flavors: Best Restaurants and Recipes—The book includes recipes from Anne's favorite Santa Fe restaurants, places she's visited time and again in her work as reviewer for the Albuquerque Journal. 

The Great Taos Bank RobberyWhen the University of New Mexico decided to re-issue this classic book of Tony Hillerman's non-fiction short stories, the asked Anne to write the foreword and included new photographs by Don Strel.



Anne loves the chance to chat with fans about her Dad, Tony Hillerman, and to speak to groups about her books and the quickly changing world of publishing. She and Don have slide shows for Spider Womabn's Daughter, Tony Hillerman's Landscape and Gardens of Santa Fe. Anne also makes presentations on creativity and on what she learned about writing and the west from Tony.

Learn more about where Anne and Don will be next—and what they'll be talking about. 

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