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 


March 20, Noon-1:30, Free illustrated talk and book signing, Spider Woman's Daughter, Heard Museum Steele Auditorium, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix. (For information: 602-252-8840Box lunches available by reservation for $14. 602-251-0232 or the Café 602-251-0204) 

March 22, "From non-fiction to fiction,"  or "How writing about food and gardens prepared me for a career in crime." Sisters-in-Crime  meeting, Viscount Suites, 4855 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ

March 28, Noon. Panel discussion with author Don Bullis and Ollie Reed of Albuquerque Bookworks. New Mexico Book Co-op meeting, Golden Corral, 5207 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. Free. for information.

March 29, Litquest New Mexico, Buffalo Thunder Resort. Pojoaque, NM. Fund raiser for literacy. Details TBA.

April 4, 6 p.m. Free illustrated talk and book signing, Spider Woman's Daughter, Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., Farmington, NM 505-566-2218

April 12, University of New Mexico Writing Conference, featured speaker. Details TBA

April 29,  7 p.m. Amarillo Reads, An Evening with Anne Hillerman. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Buchanan St.,Amarillo,Texas. 806-378-3051 

May 17, 2 p.m. Free illustrated talk and book signing, Spider Woman's Daughter, Placitas (N.M.) Library, 453 Hwy 165, Placitas, NM  505-867-3355. Free.

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:

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

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

December 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

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

December 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.