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, 2018

(After Different Lee, I stopped entering literary contests because, fun as they were, they were also very expensive.)