Anne Hillerman: Upcoming Events

Here's news about appearances for Anne Hillerman with Spider Woman's Daughter, and with Anne and Don Strel for Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn and other books. If you'd like more information about our talks or slide shows, please see below. PLease note: Because of the approaching deadline for her next novel, Anne must regretfully decline many invitations. Thank you for understanding.

spiderwomancoverhillerman2014 Events and Appearances 

May 28, 11 a.m. Keynote speaker, Friends  of the NM Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped volunteer  appreciation event, State Records Center building, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe. For information:

June-July-August--Working hard to finish my new book of Bernadette Manuelito's adventures.

June 27-28, Various appearances, Western Writers of America Convention, Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way,Sacramento, California. For information:, 307-329-8942

June 29. 4 p.m. Informal talk and signing Village Books, Los Gatos, Ca. 408-348-4849 for information.

July 24, 7 p.m. Informal talk and signing in honor of the paperback release of Spider Woman's Daughter. Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, N.M. 505-344-8139.

Aug. 30, Presentations at the National Festival of the Book, Washington, D.C. More info TBA

Sept. 10- 11, Welcoming remarks, Santa Fe walking tour as a Study Guide in Santa Fe with the Tony Hillerman's Landscape Road Scholar Tour. 

Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. Illustrated talk and book signing, Philip S Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock, Colo.  303.791.7323

Oct. 8-9, Welcoming remarks, Santa Fe walking tour  as a Study Guide in Santa Fe with the Tony HIllerman's Landscape Road Scholar Tour. 

Oct. 18, Featured speaker, ReadWest anniversary luncheon, San Ysidro Church, Corrales, N.M. For information: 505-892-1131

Nov. 2,  2 p.m. Keynote speaker, East Mountain Historical Society annual meeting (Also silent auction and book sale.) At the historic church in Tijeras, just west of the Public Library. 

Nov. 6-8, Tony Hillerman Writers Conference.  Panels, workshops, special presentations, new author breakfast, Writing with the Stars and more. Santa Fe Hilton, Santa Fe, N.M.  

Nov. 13 and 14, Guest speaker, Arizona Library Association conference combined with the Mountain Plains Library Association regional meeting., “Libraries: The Best in the West”  In conversation with author Susan Cummings Miller,  “Southwest Women of Mystery.” Scottsdale, AZ. Details 

Nov. 18, Presentation for Santa Fe Renasan program, 10 a.m. Details TBA

Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m.  Friends of SaddleBrooke Library Author Luncheon. Mountain View Clubhouse Ballroom.   Benefit for the three SaddleBrooke (AZ) Libraries.  For tickets or information 520-825-2818. $28 benefits the library system

Dec. 6, 1 p.m. Illustrated talk and book signing, Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley, Az., 520-594-5580. Free

Dec. 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Talk and book signing, Mostly Books, 6208 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 (520) 571-0110. Free

  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.

Other talks:

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.