As the eldest of author Tony Hillerman's six children, Anne Hillerman grew up in a household full of characters, adventures, and, most importantly, shared stories. Her mother, Marie, taught her to read at age 3 and Anne has been a reader ever since. She started writing in an imitation leather-bound journal to keep track of her adventures in first grade.
Like her father, Anne began her career in journalism, working as a reporter for United Press International, as a writer and editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican, and as a columnist and editorial page editor for the Albuquerque Journal's Santa Fe edition. Today, she keeps her hand in journalism with weekly restaurant reviews (a tough assignment!) for the Albuquerque Journal. Her writing and reporting were recognized with state and national awards, including honors from the National Federation of Press Women and the New Mexico Press Association.
Anne published her first book, Children's Guide to Santa Fe in 1983. More nonfiction books followed, including two editions of the Insiders' Guide to Santa Fe. Santa Fe Flavors...
Biography courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers)