Monday, October 8, 2007

New Mexico BookCoOp New Mexoico Book Awards Harry Wilson Amador Press

OCTOBER 19 CO-OP MEETING — What I as a Writer Learned by Becoming a Publisher
Our guest at the October 19 Co-op lunch meeting will be Harry Willson, publisher and author, Amador Publishers. The publishers seemed to like Harry Willson's work - even as they rejected it. So he decided to take a chance on his own writing and publish it himself. Soon he was publishing the work of others as well. Twenty years later the company Harry started with his wife Adela Amador, Amador Publishers, has published more than 30 books by 15 authors. Still, Harry is first and foremost a writer, and he's learned a lot about both the craft and business of writing from being on the other side of the desk. He will share some of those insights in his talk: What I as a Writer Learned by Becoming a Publisher.

The meeting begins at 11:30 and will be at the HomeTown Buffet at 9261 Coors Blvd in Albuquerque. Cost is $8.29 plus tax and tip. Email to reserve a seat at the meeting.

The winners of the New Mexico Book Awards will be announced at the Banquet on November 9, honoring all 2007 winners. The banquet will be at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque (2020 Menaul Blvd) starting at 5pm. Casual Dress. Special guests for the event will be Tony Hillerman and Rudy Anaya, who will both be honored for their contributions to New Mexico's books. Cost is $34 per person. RSVP 505-344-9382. 925 Salamanca NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107 You can make and pay for your reservation online at

As of today, 150 people have reserved a space at the banquet — don’t wait too long or all the seats will be gone!

The finalists in the 2007 NM Book Awards have been announced and are posted on the Book Awards website at

Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available

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