The 2013 Sedona Book Festival
We are very pleased to announce that the Sedona Book Festival is back,
after a year’s hiatus, and will be held at the Sedona campus
of Yavapai College on Saturday, October 5.
And we are further pleased to announce that Anne Hillerman, daughter
of legendary and beloved mystery author Tony Hillerman, will headline
As in previous years, the festival will be an all-day event, featuring
local and regional authors, publishers, organizations and others affiliated
with books and reading. There will be author presentations throughout
the day, culminating with Anne Hillerman in the afternoon.
Exhibitor information and registration will be available beginning
June 1 through this web page. Check back for updates.
Tony Hillerman was the author of the very popular Joe Leaphorn and
Jim Chee mystery novels and died in 2008. He won every award there
was to win and was honored by the Navajo Nation for writing about
their culture in a meaningful and respectful way.
Anne Hillerman, a successful non-fiction author in her own right,
will be continuing the Leaphorn-Chee legacy with her first novel,
Spider Woman’s Daughter, which will be released by
HarperCollins on October 1 and will debut at the Sedona Book Festival
just a few days later.
Together with husband/photographer Don Strel, Anne has recently had
published, through the University of New Mexico Press, a reissue -
with an introduction and new photographs – of her father’s
book of non-fiction essays, The Great Taos Bank Robbery.
Anne is a director of Wordharvest Writers Workshops and the Tony Hillerman
Writers Conference both of which she helped establish in 2001.
Thanks for your past support of the Sedona Book Festival. The 2013
edition promises to be the best yet. Look for more details in the
Founder & Director of the Sedona Book Festival
Co-Owner of The Well Red Coyote,