Anne Hillerman and Don Strel: Upcoming Events
2013 Events and Appearances
October 1 Spider Woman's Daughter available for sale nationwide!
October 1 Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy. Albuquerque NM book lauch at the Kimo Theater, 423 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 768-3544. Benefit for the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Public Libraries. 7 p.m.
October 2 Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy. Presentation with excerpts from the novel, photos of the sites featured and more to benefit Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. 6 p.m.
October 4, Photo exhibit from Tony Hillerman's Landscape (by Don Strel) and signing for Spider Woman's Daughter. University of New Mexico Law School gallery. 5 p.m.
October 5 Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy keynote address, Sedona Book Festival, 3 p.m. Details TBA
October 7 Presentation on the joys of writing to the Santa Fe Chapter of AAUW.
October 9 Start of 13-day Tony Hillerman's Landscape tour with Road Scholar. Includes photos tips with Don Strel and Anne's memories of her father.
October 11 Author Spotlight Breakfast, Mountain & Plains Booksellers Conference, Denver, Colo.
October 22 Slide presentation, Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy, Phoenix, Ariz. Public Library Benefit. 7 p.m.
October 23 Informal talk and booksigning, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd #101, Scottsdale, Ariz. 7 p.m.
October 26-27, Texas Book Festival, State Capitol Building, Austin, Texas. Details TBA Contact Steph Opitz: 512-472-3808
October 29 Informal talk and booksigning, The King's English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, Utah. 7 p.m.
October 30 Authors Speak Series, Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave. Los Alamos, N.M. 7 p.m.
November 2 Delta Kappa Gamma Fall Conference, luncheon convention speaker. Mariott Courtyard, Albuquerque Journal Center, Albuquerque, N.M. Noon.
November 3 Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy, Jemez Springs (MM) Public Library, 2 p.m.
November 8 "A Sense of Place." Anne joins author Margaret Coel and others for a discussion at the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, Santa Fe, N.M. Santa Fe Hilton. Admission via conference registration.
November 10 Group book signing with faculty of Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St. Santa Fe, N.M. 505-986-0151; 2 p.m.
November 14 Spider Woman's Daughter, presentation with excerpts from the novel, photos of the sites featured and more. University of New Mexico Alumni Assocation. Albuquerque, N.M. Details TBA
November 15-17 Book signings and photo exhibit Tony Hillerman's Landscape, Weems Art Festival, Manuel Lujan building, State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, N.M. Information at weemsinternationalartfest.org
November 19 Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy, 7 p.m. $10. Benefit presentation for the senior center programs. Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, Colo. 970.221.6644 for info
November 23 "Anne Hillerman in Conversation with Susan Cummins Miller." The talk will focus on how Anne developed Spider Woman's Daughter(background, new characters, old characters returning, what changes, what stays the same; Anne's process of evolving from nonfiction-writer to novelist; etc.), followed by a Q&A from the audience. Sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, at Clues Unlimited Mystery Bookstore, 3146 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, Ariz.. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, call: 520-326-8533.
November 25 2-4:30 p.m. Anne talks to the public and then to an Honors Class at the University of New Mexico. For more information, contact Leslie Donovan or call (505) 277‑4313.
November 30 10:30 a.m.Corrales Public Library Author Fair, informal talk and booksigning, Corrales Bistro Brewery, 4908 Corrales Road. Benefit for the Corrales Public Library.
December 1, 1-3 p.m. Book signing, Treasure House Books, 2012 S Plaza St NW # A, Albuquerque Old Town Plaza.
December 4, 6:30 p.m. Talk and book signing, Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet Houston, TX 713-524-8597 or 888-424-2842. Free
December 7, 1:30 p.m,. Spider Woman's Daughter presentation in Las Cruces, N.M. with excerpts from the novel, photos of the sites featured and more. Good Samitarian Village, 3025 Terrace Dr. (575) 522-1362 Las Cruces, N.M. Sponsored by the Las Cruces Chapter of New Mexico Press Women.
December 8, 11:30 a.m. Book signing, Barnes and Nobel bookstore, Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd. #1390 Las Cruces, NM 575-522-4499. Free/
December 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m Panel discussion, New Mexico women authors, Association for Women in Communications luncheon, Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, 505-263-1344 for more info.
December 14, 3 p.m. Talk and booksigning, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Coronado Center, 6600 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-883-8200. Free
January 11, Noon Luncheon speaker, Northern New Mexico Press Women, Joe's Diner, 2801 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, N Noon. Free
January 28, 10-11 a.m. Informal coffee talk, "From Gardens of Santa Fe to Spider Woman's Daughter," Santa Fe Botanic Gardens. 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. Free
March 15-16 Tucson Festival of the Book. Details TBA
April 12, University of New Mexico Writing Conference, featured speaker. Details TBA
About our presentations:
Spider Woman's Daughter and Tony Hillerman's Legacy: Anne discussses her novel with slides of the landscape that inspired her and a brief personal history of her life as Tony Hillerman's eldest daughter and how her father's work informed and inspired her. Featuring quotes from her novel and from her father's work and antecodotes about Tony as a Dad and an inspiration. Approximately 45 minutes.
Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn
Featuring Don Strel's stunning photos of the landscape author Tony Hillerman wrote about and insights into the man and his work by his daughter, this presentation introduces the audience to places Tony loved. The program includes quotes from Hillerman's novels to illustrate his insights into Native American culture and his skilll as a story teller. Approximately one hour.
The Great Taos Bank Robbery
University of New Mexico Press's reissue of these non-fiction short stories includes a new introduction by Anne and photos with each story by Don Strel. Anne and Don talk about the origins of the book and their adventures in following Tony's footsteps. Using photos from the new edition and "outtakes," the presentation includes quotes from the book and Anne insights into her father. Approximately 45 minutes.
Gardens of Santa Fe
Take a stroll through Santa Fe's secret gardens, and learn what makes these places so compelling and special. Visit xeric gardens, gardens with pools among the pinon trees, a hand-made artist's garden along the Old Santa Fe Trail and more. Talk includes tips for Santa Fe's best gardeners to promote a successful gardening experience. Approximately one hour.
What I Learned About Women, Writing and the West from Tony Hillerman
Adventures in Publishing: Editors, Expectations and a Ring-Tail Cat, with photographer Don Strel
Creativity in Twenty Minutes
Confessions of a Food Writer
If you'd like to talk about the possibility of a benefit/signing, in your community, please get in touch. I beleive in the value of public libraries and am happy to do what I can to support them.