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Announced as Commencement Speaker ’15

Posted on May 23rd, by anna in news. Comments Off on Announced as Commencement Speaker ’15

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Holyoke Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni 2015 is Anna Bowen ’71.

Holyoke Catholic High School Commencement Speaker

HCH commencement speaker

HCH commencement speaker


Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

Posted on October 20th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

“Hattie’s voice is spectacular, while it is also sad and world-weary. We connect instantly to her, and grow to love her more page-by-page…. The author does a great job giving Hattie a dialect without overdoing it. Very subtle and very …


Honored with awards in New York City

Posted on May 29th, by anna in news. Comments Off on Honored with awards in New York City

May 29th, 2013. We are in New York City for the Book Expo, and tonight we traveled through midtown Manhattan to accept awards for HATTIE.  Our first stop was the Harvard Club for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards celebration …



US Review of Books/Eric Hoffer Award

Posted on May 20th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on US Review of Books/Eric Hoffer Award

Just about as perfect as a book can be, this grabs you from the first word and holds onto your heart right to the last, fateful word. Bowen has created a book that is so fully saturated in the voice


HATTIE receives Eric Hoffer Book Award in General Fiction

Posted on May 20th, by anna in awards. Comments Off on HATTIE receives Eric Hoffer Book Award in General Fiction

eric hoffer book award 2013I am honored by the accolades HATTIE  and I have received from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Not only did I win the First Horizon Award, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, but HATTIE also made the Grand …



2013 First Horizon Award Winner “for superior work by debut authors”

Posted on April 17th, by anna in awards. Comments Off on 2013 First Horizon Award Winner “for superior work by debut authors”

Anna Bozena Bowen author  of HATTIE

The First Horizon Award is presented by the Eric Hoffer Award for books for superior works by debut authors.  I am honored and grateful to be so recognized as an author for my novel HATTIE.

http://www.hofferaward.com/HAFirstHorizon.html#.UW7_CZx7IYo



HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

Posted on April 1st, by justin in news. Comments Off on HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

pw2HATTIE was one of the independently published titles chosen for the cover of PW – March 25th issue. This is a wonderful recognition for being an indie author and for the process of independent publishing.…



HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

Posted on April 1st, by justin in news. Comments Off on HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

pw2HATTIE was one of the independently published titles chosen for the cover of PW – March 25th issue. This is a wonderful recognition for being an indie author and for the process of independent publishing.…



Kathy Pooler

Posted on March 19th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Kathy Pooler

HATTIE is an engaging and memorable story of a woman who endures much heartbreak yet survives to tell the truths of her life. The author weaves an intriguing narrative by starting and ending with the protagonist’s, Hattie’s, death. Anna’s writing


Janet Thomas

Posted on November 29th, by gcaiadmin in reviews. Comments Off on Janet Thomas

“Hattie’s story comes out of the heart and soul of what it means to be human in a sometimes inhuman world. It is an extraordinary journey through the depths of human struggle, the heights of human triumph, and the ways