After meeting with the folks who’ll be running the show, Louise is convinced that, if this pilot sells, AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT AUTHOR will be reality TV based on a whole new paradigm: cooperation and mutual growth rather than competion. This vision has made her proud to be a semifinalist! 

                                   For more information, check out:

America's Next Great Author

ANGA Semifinalist Web Badge

                      The pilot will be shot OCTOBER 30 in Newark, NJ

                               Check back soon for an update!!!



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August 9, 2022


Click on the links from the following booksellers:

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Hitch a ride with 11-year-old Hazmat and her dad in their 18-wheeler, Leonardo, for a feel-good road trip across America! 

Life on the road with her father is as good as it gets for Hazmat. Together, they’ve been taking jobs and crisscrossing the US for years. Now Daddy’s talking about putting down roots—somewhere Hazmat can go to a real school and make friends. Somewhere Daddy doesn’t have to mail-order textbooks about “nature’s promise to all women.” Somewhere Mom’s ashes can rest on a mantle and not on a dashboard. 

While everything just keeps changing, sometimes in ways she can’t control, Hazmat isn’t ready to give up the freedom of long-distance hauling. Sure the road is filled with surprises, from plane crashes and robo trucks to runaway hitchhikers and abandoned babies, but that all makes for great stories! So Hazmat hatches a plan to make sure Daddy’s dream never becomes a reality. Because there’s only one place Hazmat belongs: in the navigator’s seat, right next to Daddy, with the whole country flying by and each day different from the last.

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Four Sisters Creative Retreat, 2023


A Playshop for the Artist in Everyone

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Four Days in August, TBA

Professional artists and Sunday painters
Accomplished musicians and shower singers
Published authors and untapped talents

Together in a small, non-threatening group, a right-and-wrong free zone, we’ll play with words, images and music. We are four sisters who live all around the world, and though far away from one another, each has followed a path of using the art to bring herself and others more fully alive! Come write with Louise, draw with Helen, sing with Suzy, and put it all together with Jane.

Enrollment is limited for this one-of-a-kind creative retreat. We’ve held previous Playshops in Sweden, New Zealand, Vermont, and on the North Carolina shore. They fill up fast! If you want to VOTE on where the 2023 retreat should be AND be notified as soon as details are arranged, be sure to leave a post on our Four Sisters Facebook page:



Check back soon!

© Louise Hawes 2022