THE TONY HILLMAN PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY SET IN THE SOUTHWEST
The Hillerman Prize is organized by Western Writers of America and St. Martin’s Press.
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Wordharvest Webinars for Writers
C.A.R.V.E. Your Platform for Greater Visibility and Income:
5 Elements That Can Move Your Book Sales to the Next Level,
taught by our colleague and Wordharvest faculty member Bill O’Hanlon
Saturday, May 7th
2:00pm MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)
One-hour webinar with live Q&A at the end of the hour
Publishing’s favorite buzzword these days is Platform. But what is Platform and how do you create a great one to move your readership and success to the next level?
Bill O’Hanlon, featured Oprah author of 30+ books and international speaker, has broken the idea of platform into easily understandable elements that you can work on a little bit at a time to increase book sales and move your readership numbers up another notch or two and perhaps even get bigger advances for your next books.
✓ The Five Elements That Make Up a Platform
✓ Why Platform is Not All About Publicity or the Size of Your Mailing List
✓ How to Use Other People’s Platforms to Increase Yours
✓ The Fastest Way to Increase Your Platform
✓ How I Got an Agent in One Day (and Learn to Present Your Platform)
Live Q&A at the End of the Hour
Bill O’Hanlon has written 35 books, mostly published by major publishers such as W.W. Norton, HarperCollins, Penguin, Pearson, and others. He has self-published and e-published and coached over 200 books into publication. He was featured on Oprah with his book, Do One Thing Different. He has given over 3,000 talks all over the world.
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Anne and Jean
The Life Of Tony Hillerman
2015 Winners of Wordharvest Writing Contests
Tony Hillerman Prize for Best First Mystery Novel
The Homeplace, by Kevin Wolf
of St. Martin’s Press in September 2016.
Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story
A Simple Thing, Rather Elegant, by Robert E. Evans
Robert E. Evans is a native New Mexican who has seen the world. Since the early 1950s his work has taken him to Libya, England, Israel, Abu Dhabi, Iran, Jamaica, Mexico, and Japan. He considers himself retired but takes the occasional call to do something exciting. Evans has been writing most of his adult life - short stories and poetry - only rarely sending anything out. He is delighted that he took a chance and submitted a short story for the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story contest. Evans and his wife live in Santa Fe, NM
A Simple Thing, Rather Elegant, by Robert E. Evans, will be published
in the Thanksgiving issue of the Albuquerque Journal.
What is Wordharvest?
Founded by Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg in 2001, WORDHARVEST is devoted to the art and craft of writing. From our headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we celebrate the legacy of iconic mystery author Tony Hillerman with the Tony Hillerman Prize for first mystery novel, and the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, a three-day workshop offering how-to advice on writing techniques and the business of writing. Session topics range from publishing e-books to writing fiction and non-fiction. The Conference provides an intimate environment to get feedback and critiques about your writing, network with literary agents and editors, and find writing inspiration.
Video From Our Founders.
Watch founders Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg as they talk about how the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference began, and the new and exciting additions to this years program.