Freelance writer Loretta Hall has a wide range of interests.
She has written hundreds of magazine articles and reference book chapters.
Topics for her eight nonfiction books include space exploration, ecological architecture, and multiculturalism.
She has spoken to local, regional, and national groups about earth-sheltered construction and the history of space exploration. Contact her if you would like her to speak to your group.
Loretta is member of SouthWest Writers, the New Mexico Book Co-op, the New Mexico Press Women, and the Historical Society of New Mexico's Speakers Bureau. She is certified as a Green Building Technical Professional and serves as a Space Ambassador for the National Space Society. Her book Out of this World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel won the New Mexico History category and was co-winner of the "Best New Mexico Book" designation in the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards. In 2012, the book also won first place in the General Nonfiction Book category of the New Mexico Press Women's Communications Contest and third place in the same category from the National Federation of Press Women.
Her book Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words won the Science category of the 2014 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards and was named Best Book of the contest. Space Pioneers also received a silver award in the science category of the IndieFAB Awards at the 2015 American Library Association conference.
Loretta's seventh book, The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List: 100 Space Things to Do before You Die, was published in January 2016.
Her eighth book, Miguel and Michelle Visit Spaceport America, will be published in mid-2016.