Awards and Recognitions

Below are the various awards and recognitions my writing has received to date, grouped by book. To visit a book’s product page on Amazon, click on its name.

Living with Your Past Selves (Spell Weaver 1)

  • quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel 2013 competition (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror category)
  • semifinalist in Kindle Book Reviews Best Indie Book Awards 2013 (Fantasy)
  • finalist in Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards (now called IndieFab Book Awards) 2013 (Fantasy)
  • best book in Pinnacle Awards Summer 2013 (Young Adult)
  • gold medal (best first novel) and silver medal (fantasy) in the Literary Classics Book Awards 2013
  • winner in Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 (Fantasy)
  • Indie Reader Approved Book
  • Reader’s Favorite Five Star Book

Living with Your Past Selves Final Cover billhiattcom version

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Living with Your Past Selves - Ancient Mythology & Arthurian Tales - Trailer #25
Living with Your Past Selves Book Video

Divided against Yourselves (Spell Weaver 2)

  • best book in Pinnacle Awards Spring 2014 (Fantasy)
  • finalist in Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2014 (Young Adult)
  • finalist in Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2014 (Young Adult Fantasy)
  • bronze medal winner in Global Ebook Awards (Contemporary Fantasy)
  • honorable mention in Global Ebook Awards (Young Adult Fiction)
  • Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Divided against Yourselves Cover Final billhiattcom version

Hidden among Yourselves (Spell Weaver 3)

  • best book in Pinnacle Awards Spring 2015 (Young Adult Fantasy)
  • finalist in Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2015 (Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • finalist in Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards 2015 (Young Adult Fantasy)
  • gold medal  in Global Ebook Awards 2015 (Young Adult Fiction)
  • gold medal in Global Ebook Awards 2015 (Paranormal Fiction)
  • silver medal in Global Ebook Awards 2015 (Contemporary Fantasy Fiction)
  • Clarion Foreword Reviews Five Star Book
  • Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Hidden among Yourselves Website Version

Evil within Yourselves (Spell Weaver 4)

  • best book in Pinnacle Awards Fall 2015 (Fantasy)
  • gold medal in Global Ebook Awards 2016 (Best Cover)
  • Dan Poynter Legacy Award in Global Ebook Awards 2016 (Best Cover)
  • silver medal in Global Ebook Awards, 2016 (Paranormal Fiction)
  • finalist in Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, 2016 (Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • Clarion Foreword Reviews Five Star Book
  • Reader’s Favorite Five Star Book

Evil Within Yourselves Website Version

We Walk in Darkness (Spell Weaver 5)

  • finalist in Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2016 (Novella)
  • Kirkus Featured Review

We Walk in Darkness Website Version

Separated from Yourselves (Spell Weaver 6)

finalist in Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards 2017 (fantasy)

finalist in Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards 2017 (young adult)

Different Lee (Different Dragons 1)

finalist in eFestival of Words (fantasy–urban/comtemporary)

gold medal in Global Ebook Awards 2017 (best cover)

gold medal in Global Ebook Awards 2017 (best trailer)

gold medal in Global Ebook Awards 2017 (new adult fiction)

silver medal in Global Ebook Awards 2017 (fantasy/contemporary)

bronze medal in Global Ebook Awards 2017 (paranormal)

finalist in Beverly Hills Book Awards  2017 (fantasy)

 

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Different Lee by Bill Hiatt - Video Book Trailer

A Dream Come True: An Entertaining Way for Students To Learn Greek Mythology

summer reading selection, Freshman Honors English, Beverly Hills High School, 2017