ST. GEORGE — Tanya Parker Mills will speak at the Heritage Writers Guild monthly meeting Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. at the St. George Library, 88 W. 100 South in St. George. Mills will discuss the writing process she used in creating her award-winning novels and the process of creating digital books.
Mills grew up in Greece, Turkey, Iraq and Lebanon. She lived through two revolutions in Iraq involving Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party. After obtaining her degree in journalism from Brigham Young University, she worked for a PBS affiliate. She has published numerous newspaper articles and two novels; “The Reckoning,” her first fiction novel; and “A Night on Moon Hill.”
“The Reckoning” was a finalist in the Marilyn Brown Novel Award competition. The book was also a winner in the Next Generation Indie Awards. It won the 2009 Indie Book Award for Multicultural Fiction and the Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Book Award in 2010 for Mainstream/Literary Fiction. Mills’ novel tells the story of a journalist, Theresa Fuller, who was captured in Iraq in 2001. Theresa must find a way to escape the cruelty of her tormentors and save those she cares for most.
Mills’ second novel, “A Night on Moon Hill,” was a 2012 Whitney Award Finalist in general fiction. It tells the story of university professor and renowned author Daphne Lessing, who has never felt at ease in society. A disturbance in her once calm and controlled existence suddenly unearths events from her past and thrusts an unusual child into her life.
The Heritage Writers Guild meeting is free to attend and open to anyone interested.
For more information, contact Jon Thompson, 435-216-8837.
- What: Heritage Writers Guild, Tanya Parker Mills
- When: Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.
- Where: St. George Library, 88 W. 100 South, St. George