Friday, November 6, 2015 – 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Information and Guidelines:

The New Book/New Author Breakfast combines two of our favorites – food and books. It is open to all registered attendees of the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference.

First-time and established authors who have had (or will have) a book published – traditional publisher, self-published, e-book, whatever – between November 2014 and November 2015 are welcome to take advantage of this great marketing opportunity. Please come and share your news with other participants and the faculty. If you won’t have a book out this year, come to meet and chat with these authors.

After you have registered for the conference, please submit:

  • An interesting 200-word paragraph about yourself and your book for emcee Dawn Wink to use to introduce you.
  • Two interesting and/or unusual questions for Dawn to ask you.
  • Email to Use subject line – Questions for Breakfast. This information is due no later than October 31st.


At the breakfast:

  • If your title is a print book, please bring at least one copy to show the audience.
  • Emcee Dawn Wink will introduce each author and book.
  • She may ask the questions you’ve submitted or use them as a reference for her own questions.
  • The amount of time for each author will be determined by the number of participants.
  • Authors are encouraged to bring copies of their books to sell at the breakfast. WORDHARVEST will arrange for display tables.
  • Bring bookmarks or whatever small promotional material you have to share with conference attendees. Don’t forget to bring change.
  • Authors who are also WORDHARVEST faculty are invited to join the morning introductions, and their books will be for sale in the conference bookstore. They will join the WORDHARVEST presenter book signing sessions Friday and Saturday evenings.


After breakfast:

  • Authors may sell and sign copies of their books.
  • Everyone is responsible for removing their books and promotional materials from the dining area when the session ends.

“Coffee, Croissants, and Critiques”

Saturday, November 7th, 7:30 am – 8:45 am

You will join five other writers and a seasoned conference presenter (mentor) for a round-table critique session. Mentors and participants will be randomly assigned.

Bring seven copies of your work for everyone at the table. Each writer reads the first page (250 words, double-spaced) of a work in progress and receives helpful, friendly, non-threatening criticism from the mentor and fellow writers in the group.

A Continental Breakfast will be available to conference attendees who sign up specifically for this event.